Johnson Statement on DACA Announcement by the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, had this to say following President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) within six months:

“DACA was an unconstitutional overreach by the Obama administration that created incentives for children from Central America to take great risks to enter America illegally.  The President has given Congress six months to get our act together and fix our broken legal immigration system, end incentives for illegal entry, lawfully protect the Dreamers, and secure our borders.  I look forward to working in a bipartisan fashion to advance humane, common sense legislation to do just that.”

Earlier this year Sen. Johnson introduced the State Based Visa Pilot Program bill to create an innovative, locally managed guest worker program. He is also a cosponsor of the Building America’s Trust Act – legislation that increases resources to help secure the nation’s borders.