U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the President today announced his decision to end the Obama-era executive amnesty known as DACA. The President called on Congress to replace DACA with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018.
“DACA was passed without the consent of Congress or the will of the American people. We are a nation of laws, and an unconstitutional executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants has no place in our legal system,” Rep. Graves said.
“President Obama himself acknowledged that he did not have the power to grant amnesty to entire groups of illegal immigrants before announcing DACA in 2012,” Rep. Graves continued. “I’m glad to see President Trump make the decision to end DACA today, to stop amnesty and restore the rule of law to our nation’s immigration system. Congress writes laws, not the President, and I look forward to helping shape a bill that addresses the problems caused by executive amnesty and illegal immigration in the coming months.”