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Congress Should Debate Immigration Policy

Congress Should Debate Immigration Policy

(Washington, D.C.) – The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the 2014 order known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), has been rescinded. The 2012 order on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will remain in effect. 

Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:

“With millions of Latino families, and their neighbors across the country, personally affected by U.S. immigration policies, it is time that immigration be addressed with the security of law.  Executive orders are by their nature impermanent and uncertain – no matter what administration is in charge.  As we have always said, it is important that Congress finally debate the many aspects of our nation’s immigration system, so that policymakers can find a consensus, and enact durable reforms into law. Those reforms should be calibrated to strengthen the American economy, promote economic opportunity for hard-working people who come to the United States in search of the American Dream, enhance enforcement, address the issue of those here outside of legal status, and confer status on the Dreamers.” 

For Interviews with a representative from The LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4463