McCaskill Statement on Administration’s Move to End DACA Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Taking young people who were brought here through no fault of their own, and have never known another country, and kicking them out of America is as dumb as it is counterproductive. Over 90 percent of them are in school or working and many have proudly served our country in uniform. Republican leaders in Congress should use this opportunity to finally stop sitting on their hands and tackle this issue so there is certainty and the rule of law to allow these young people to keep contributing to America.”