WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after reports that President Trump decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a six-month delay in enforcement.
“If reports are true that the administration will delay ending DACA for six months, then Congress must act soon and pass legislation to make the program permanent. The administration is not off the hook, however. It still must sign a bill Congress passes. I will work to get a bill that maintains this vital program on the administration's desk.”
Larsen is a cosponsor of the American Hope Act of 2017, a bill that aims to protect Dreamers and DACA recipients from deportation and gives them the opportunity to apply for residency status if certain requirements are met.