Portman Statement on Trump Administration's DACA Announcement

September 5, 2017 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Those in the DACA program are here through no fault of their own, and for many this is the only country they know.  I agree that Congress should act rather than continue the Obama administration’s unconstitutional executive action.  I support bipartisan efforts to find a permanent solution that will allow those in the DACA program to stay here and continue to contribute to our society.  I believe we can and should respect the rule of law while also dealing with this issue in a humane and compassionate way, and that's the approach I believe the administration and members of both parties in Congress should take as we look at legislative solutions on this issue.”