September 5, 2017
Press Release
September 5, 2017
Contact: T.W. Arrighi
(202) 225-5611

Rep. Mimi Walters Statement on DACA

 

Washington, DCToday, Congresswoman Mimi Walters issued the following statement on President Trump’s recent actions on the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigration policy.

“The Constitution mandates that Congress, not the President, write the laws.  DACA, while well intentioned, was an unconstitutional abuse of executive power.  Our Nation and our government cannot function unless we uphold the Constitution and the rule of law.

"It is now up to Congress to develop a permanent legislative solution to provide certainty to the young people who were brought to America as children without the proper documents through no fault of their own.  America is the only home most of these young people have ever known and it is unjust to punish them for the actions of their parents.  Congress should work to ensure their residency so that they can continue to contribute to our community and strengthen our Nation.”

Walters represents California’s 45th District and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.