Rep. Denham Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Reversing DAPA
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s order to reverse the previous administration’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, known as DAPA.
“The administration’s action rescinding DAPA is another reminder that Congress needs to debate and vote on comprehensive immigration reform. The DAPA program was never even implemented because it was stuck in the court system, which is the problem with trying to legislate through executive order. Congress currently has several immigration reform bills for consideration, including my bipartisan ENLIST Act, which has over 200 cosponsors. It’s time to move forward with legislative fixes for our broken immigration system.”