For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Scott Graf
(208) 334-4112

Date: September 5, 2017

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden Issues Statement Following Federal DACA Decision

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s announcement on DACA:

“I’ve long held that DACA was created through an unconstitutional executive order because – under the Constitution - the responsibility of creating immigration policy falls squarely on Congress. However, the root of this entire issue is Congress’s failure to pass a law that takes into account the needs of everyday families, especially those families whose ties cross international borders. This announcement from the administration paves the way for our federal lawmakers to finally step up and deal with this very important issue once and for all.

“Also, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo today outlining the path forward for DACA and placing the responsibility with Congress. I encourage those interested in this issue to review it here.”

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