Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
09.05.2017

Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on President’s Decision to Rescind DACA Program

LITTLE ROCK –  Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“President Trump’s decision to rescind President Obama’s DACA executive order is a recognition of the constitutional limits of executive power,” said Governor Hutchinson. “The issue is squarely back in the hands of Congress, and reform of our immigration laws is long overdue. I support the decision to institute a six-month delay to allow Congress time to develop a modern, workable solution on immigration that should include both a secure border and broader reforms.

“Our hearts go out to the children affected; their unique stories show they have a lot to add to the future of America. Congress should act quickly on this matter and hold hearings on reform legislation.”

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