CO Officials Respond To Rescission Of DACA

President Trump’s announcement that he’d end the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, prompted a varied reaction from Colorado politicians. DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants, whose parents brought them to the United States as minors, to be protected from deportation and also made these individuals eligible for work permits. Gov. John Hickenlooper says the President’s decision needlessly jeopardizes the future of more than 17,000 Coloradans. Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says he plans to work with congress to come up with a legislative fix for Dreamers. Congressman Tipton agreed with the decision to rescind DACA, as he believes President Obama circumvented the Constitution when he created the program. However, Tipton says Congress must act to develop a compassionate and commonsense solution for the children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

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