Abraham: No Blanket Amnesty For DACA Dreamers

Jan 11, 2018

The "Dreamers" are here. It is estimated 800,000 young alien residents are living in the United States. The Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs passed under President Obama had given a temporary reprieve to deportation for children and young adults who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the program will end in March. 

Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks the Congress will address the issue in the coming weeks but doesn't want DACA tied to a compromise on the U.S. - Mexican border wall. 

"I would like to see DACA as a standalone act, I don't want to see it tied budget or military. I don't want it  used as a hostage holder to very important things we need to get done here," said Abraham. 

Abraham believes an agreement can be reached by Democrats and Republicans and sent to the President.