Sen. Lee Calls for Balanced Legislative DACA Solution

September 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be phased out:

“DACA was an illegal abuse of executive power, and it’s important to reaffirm that the president cannot unilaterally rewrite the law. Today’s decision puts the ball in Congress’ court to address the problem of the approximately three quarter million DACA participants, who originally came to the country as children. A balance between compassion and deterring future illegal immigration can be found.”