GA lawmakers react to end of DACA program

GA lawmakers react to end of DACA program
(Source: WTVM File)
(Source: Associated Press)
(Source: Associated Press)

(WTVM) – Georgia leaders are reacting to news that President Donald Trump's administration will end the Deferred Arrival for Childhood Arrival program, commonly referred to as DACA.

DACA was put into effect during the Obama administration. DACA allowed for a legal presence and work eligibility for hundreds of thousands of children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

Below are statements from Georgia political leaders on the issue.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R)

Children who received status under President Obama's deferred action executive order should not be punished for their parents' choices. Congress should protect these young people while also working toward stronger measures to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws going forward.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D)

By rescinding DACA, President Trump sends a clear message to alt-right supporters they have a friend in the White House. President Trump did the wrong thing in failing to protect our DACA youth, and history will judge him harshly. Congress must now move immediately to pass legislation that protects these courageous, patriotic DREAMers.

Congressman Buddy Carter (R)

President Trump made the right move today by ending this unconstitutional and illegal amnesty program. President Obama should have never implemented this program which he himself said he did not have the authority to do. Now, President Trump has called on Congress to act.

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