Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement in disagreement with the Trump administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay. President Trump also announced he sees the need for a legislative solution. For over a decade, Diaz-Balart has been a leader on immigration reform in Congress, working with dozens of colleagues from both parties on a bipartisan, commonsense answer.
"The DACA program serves children and young adults who came to the United States at the choice of a parent or guardian. I proudly stand with DREAMers and strongly disagree with the decision to end a program that has greatly benefited thousands of young people who are an integral part of our country. Congress must act on a legislative solution before DACA expires. We should not punish these young people for a decision that was never theirs to make. I have said time and time again that our country's immigration system is broken, and I remain committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to obtain a legislative solution that will permit DREAMers to legally continue to contribute their talents and abilities to our great nation."