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Shuster Statement on DACA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced today it would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“There wouldn’t be a DACA debate if our country didn’t have a serious problem with illegal immigration. While President Obama’s solution was to create policy without Congress, offering amnesty without real action to address the root cause, President Trump is making the correct decision to allow Congress to legislate and return to constitutional order.

“The real issue at hand is there are millions of individuals in the United States illegally. Congress needs to address the cause, not just the symptom, and curb illegal immigration. The DACA debate is an important reminder that increasing border security and enforcing immigration laws have to be top priorities for the 115th Congress.”

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