Politics GOP rep: Delaying the end of DACA is 'Republican suicide'

05:50  04 september  2017
05:50  04 september  2017 Source:   The Hill

Ryan says Trump shouldn't end DACA

  Ryan says Trump shouldn't end DACA "I actually don't think he should do that and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix," Ryan told WCLO Janesville.House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Friday he doesn't think President Trump should cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Steve King, R-Iowa, and Rep . Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., both ripped Trump after Politico reported Sunday evening that he'll end the program that gives work permits to illegal immigrants King called the idea of a delay " Republican suicide ." " Ending DACA now gives chance 2 restore Rule of Law.

Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who has filed amendments to an upcoming spending package to keep DACA intact, as well as GOP Reps . Coffman is convinced that a decision by Trump to end DACA would motivate enough Republicans who weren't on board before to endorse his proposal.

GOP rep: Delaying the end of DACA is 'Republican suicide' © Provided by The Hill GOP rep: Delaying the end of DACA is 'Republican suicide' Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Sunday said it would be "Republican suicide" if President Trump followed through on a report that he was planning to end DACA with a six-month delay, insisting that the program instead needed to be ended immediately.

"Ending DACA now gives chance [to] restore Rule of Law. Delaying so [Republican] Leadership can push Amnesty is Republican suicide," King tweeted.

Politico reported earlier Sunday that Trump was planning on ending the program with a six-month delay. DACA was designed to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as minors.

GOP lawmakers had been pushing Trump to keep the protections in place, including Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who came out against ending the program in an interview last week.

The six-month window would give Congress the chance to step in before the program was terminated, but means Republicans would have to pass immigration legislation before then - an area GOP leaders have struggled to reach consensus on in the past.

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Trump says DACA recipients should not worry about status .
Youths who were brought to the United States illegally and gained protection under the Obama administration should not worry about their immigration status during the next six months before the program ends, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday. "For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!" Trump said in a post on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. © REUTERS/Joshua Roberts U.S.

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