Thirty-four (34) House Republicans are demanding for a permanent legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In September, the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, which protects around young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The program provided them with work authorization for a period of two years, but not legal status. DACA is set to expire on March 5, 2018.
In a letter to Speaker Ryan, the GOP lawmakers said the young undocumented immigrants also known as Dreamers are contributing to their communities and the country’s economy. They believe that the Dreamers are “Americans in every way except their immigration status.”
DACA is an urgent matter
Additionally, they told Speaker Ryan that they agree with President Donald Trump that an executive action was not the right way to solve the issue. According to them, “Congress should act. We are compelled to act immediately because many DACA recipients are about to lose or have already lose their permits.”