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Smith Statement on DACA Program

September 5, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by the Obama administration.

“President Trump is correct – the DACA program violated the separation of powers established by our Constitution and should never have been created through executive action. This and many other aspects of our broken immigration system, such as border security, have gone too long without being addressed. Congress and the President must come together to create strong, permanent immigration policies rooted in the rule of law.”