Collins Statement on President Trump's Decision to End DACA

Sep 5, 2017

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the DACA program will be rescinded. The statement is below:

“Americans have always been champions of legal immigration and the rule of law. President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals memo demonstrates his understanding of the law, to which we are all bound. Unfortunately, the previous administration disregarded the law in a 2012 decision that remains unconstitutional.

“Because the Department of Homeland Security under the previous administration circumvented the legislative process and ignored the law, it saddled undocumented young people with ambiguity regarding their immigration status. At the same time, the decision undermined the role of Congress in making laws that uphold the Constitution and promote the security of Americans.

“The president is thoughtfully correcting the error he inherited, recognizing that our strong commitment to the rule of law serves both America and her neighbors. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the Trump Administration to bring needed reform to the immigration system while continuing our nation’s legacy of upholding the law and the separation of powers.”