Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on DACA Program

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) responds to today's announcement from the federal government about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program:

"The President has rescinded an unconstitutional executive order from the prior administration that he had committed to reverse during the campaign. Now the real work must begin.

"It is imperative that Congress pass a lasting legislative solution that will ensure that 800,000 young people, who have done nothing wrong, can continue to pursue their educations, careers and contributions to our great nation. This will only happen with bipartisan leadership from Congress and the President. Both Republicans and Democrats must come together to develop the immigration reforms that have sadly never materialized under presidential administrations and legislative majorities of both parties. Delay and inaction are no longer options," said Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel).