Sep 05, 2017 / Law Enforcement

McMorris Rodgers Statement on DACA Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released this statement following the announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“I’ve long said I didn’t agree with the way the previous administration went about enacting DACA, but we must protect children who are already here in this country and those who are currently protected under DACA. That principle is fundamental for me. It’s also clear that we must work in Congress to provide long-term certainty for DACA recipients, like those here in Eastern Washington, and recognize their unique circumstances and the value they bring to the country as students, job-holders, members of the military, and members of society. I’m committed to working with my colleagues in the House to establish common sense policies for children of immigrants, policies that recognize that many of these children came to our country at no fault of their own.” 

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