Rep. Bacon Releases Statement on President Trump’s DACA Decision

September 5, 2017
Press Release

OMAHA, NE- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement in regards to the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:


I understand why many people are unsure of what the future holds for them and the fears they are feeling. I want to let those who are scared and uncertain know that I am committed to keeping law-abiding DACA recipients in the United States. This is the only home many of these children, students, friends, and neighbors have known.


Today’s announcement rescinding the DACA program recognizes that the Constitution gives lawmaking authority to Congress and that laws cannot be changed by executive order.  


Congress needs to work on a balanced and compassionate approach that ensures law-abiding DACA recipients are able to stay in the country they call home, but also addresses employer compliance with immigration laws, secures our border, and improves our visa program. I am eager to work on a solution as soon as possible and I urge my colleagues in the House to make this a priority as well. We must fix our immigration system and provide the resources to secure our nation. As part of my balanced approach, I chose to co-sponsor the BRIDGE Act, which extends protections for DACA recipients while Congress works towards an updated immigration policy. I will work to ensure that legislation is passed."