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Blunt Statement on the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

September 05, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration is ending the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:

“The young people in the DACA program need a permanent, commonsense solution that will allow them to continue working and going to school in the only country that many of them have ever known,” Blunt said. “The manner in which this program was created has left DACA recipients in legal limbo for too long, and Congress now has a responsibility to work toward a legislative solution. At the same time, it is imperative that we continue working with the president to strengthen our border security. Enhancing our border security will help facilitate progress toward addressing all aspects of our broken immigration system.”

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