Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on DACA

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Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement on DACA:

“Today, the Trump Administration took necessary action to reverse President Obama’s use of his pen to end-run around the people’s elected representatives in Congress. Even President Obama admitted that he did not have the lawful authority to implement DACA, before he implemented it. Furthermore, his unilateral, unconstitutional action only served to further complicate a broken immigration system in need of overhaul and created uncertainty for the people he intended to help. 

“Innocent young adults should not be held accountable for the illegal actions of their parents and we need a permanent solution to this challenge. As the Trump Administration made clear, immigration laws must be deliberated and passed through Congress, not implemented through executive fiat. The Constitution grants sole legislative authority to Congress and Congress, not the President, should exercise that authority to pass responsible immigration reform that truly secures our borders, strengthens our legal immigration system, and ensures that our nation remains true to our heritage as a nation of immigrants.”

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