June 20, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 20, 2020

“The United States Congress has failed at their job. The Supreme Court ruling on this shouldn’t even be the major issue at hand. The major issue at hand should focus on Congress—For not passing legislation to make DACA legislation permanent.” –Mark Leyva

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy allowing individuals brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and work permit eligibility.

These souls deserve the decency of permanent legislation—Not temporary Executive Orders.
I agree with President Trump and President Obama– Both said DACA should be given permanency by Congress drafting and passing acceptable legislation. If elected as Northwest Indiana’s next Congressmen on November 3, 2020, I will encourage my colleagues in Congress to get this legislation in the books.

Over the years, politicians of both parties have worked together to write legislation that would have told these young people — our young people — that if your parents brought you here as a child, if you’ve been here a certain number of years, and if you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, then you’ll get a chance to stay and earn your citizenship. And for years while I was President, I asked Congress to send me such a bill.” –President Barack Obama 9/5/2017

In the earlier part of his Presidency– President Trump spent months warning Congress to “Do their Job” and create DACA legislation that is fair for all. Congress should vote and make DACA a permanent law. But they didn’t. They haven’t.

The United States Congress has failed at its job. The Supreme Court ruling on this shouldn’t even be the major issue at hand. The major issue at hand should focus on Congress—For not passing legislation to make DACA legislation permanent.