Matthew Vitale; External Vice Chair, UCR College Republicans
RIVERSIDE, CA—5 September 2017: The College Republicans at UC Riverside unequivocally support President Donald Trump’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program does nothing but promote and incentivize illegal immigration, and its rescission is welcome and needed.
The President’s decision to rescind DACA ends the processing of new applications and gives Congress a 6-month window to pass legislation to replace DACA before the program will be permanently ended. DACA constituted a wholly unconstitutional overreach of power that was sadly typical of then-President Obama’s administration and encouraged illegal immigrants to flaunt our immigration system, further damaging our already-tenuous control of the nation’s borders.
America’s immigration system has flaws, but it is the law of the land. It must be upheld, and the rescission of DACA is the first step in doing so.