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Westerman Statement on DACA Rescindment

September 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (September 5) on President Donald J. Trump’s rescindment of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals):

“No matter how compassionate its intent, President Obama’s creation of DACA was a clear violation of our separation of powers,” Westerman said. “As Attorney General Sessions said today, the Justice Department could not make a clear and compelling defense for an executive action that was outside the Constitutional authority granted to the President. Congress writes our nation’s laws and President Trump has tasked us with addressing this issue in coming months as he winds down the DACA program. It is my hope that we construct a fair and just legislative solution to this issue that affects many aspects of our society and many people who live here.”