WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement expressing the need to take quick action to provide long-term certainty to DACA recipients and secure our border.
“I am very disappointed that this issue remains unresolved. I said earlier this year that a bipartisan agreement is the best path forward, and I still believe that, but we need to get this done. I wanted us to find a solution by today, but it appears that deadline will not be met. The president left the issue in our hands, and I will continue working with my colleagues to advocate for action and encourage those negotiating this to come to a deal based on the agreed upon bipartisan principles.”
NOTE: The Supreme Court has determined they will not expedite review of DACA and are still considering the issue. Thus, as of now, DACA renewal applications will still be accepted and processed.
In January, the Congresswoman issued this statement on the negotiations stating, “Immigration issues are important to people in Eastern Washington, and the best way to find a successful solution is through a bipartisan deal—understanding that neither side will get everything they want.”
In September, following the president’s announcement to end the DACA program, the Congresswoman said in a statement, “We must protect children who are already here in this country and those who are currently protected under DACA.”
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