Scott Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to Rescind DACA Program


Date: Sept. 6, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the statement below after the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:

"I am very upset by the President's actions today on DACA, and I plan to meet with him to get him to change his mind on this decision.

"It is unconscionable to punish children for the actions of their parents. These are children and young adults who were brought to the U.S. as small kids, and they know no other home but here in America. They attend schools, hold jobs and are valuable members of our communities across the nation.

"They are American through and through, and deserve the same respect, dignity and chance to succeed that the rest of us hope for ourselves."