Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION PLAN TO END DACA

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the administration’s plan to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  
 
“DACA provides temporary relief from deportation as well as work authorization to those who were brought to the United States as children, many of whom contribute to their communities and know no other country but the United States as home. These individuals include talented students, hard-working high school graduates, and veterans who pose no threat to public safety. Going after these individuals would consume much-needed resources needed by law enforcement to target those who would do America harm.
 
“By rescinding DACA, the administration is dragging us further and further away from necessary and common-sense immigration reform. I call for Congress to come together on a long-term, compassionate, and comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system.”