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Tipton Responds to DOJ Announcement on DACA

September 5, 2017
Press Release

 

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over the next six months:

“President Obama circumvented the Constitution when he unilaterally created the DACA program without going through the legislative process. Today’s announcement by Attorney General Sessions shows this administration’s commitment to the rule of law. While I do not support the unilateral DACA program, I believe Congress must act to develop a compassionate and commonsense solution for the children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents. These individuals have grown up in the United States and are now upstanding, valued members of our communities. They should not be punished for a decision that was made by their parents years ago.”

The administration has indicated new applications for work permits under DACA will not be accepted. All existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration, and applications that are already in the pipeline will be processed.