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Rep. Brat Statement on Halting Unlawful Executive Overreach on Immigration

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Washington, September 6, 2017 | Juliana Heerschap (2022252815) | comments
WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the White House is rescinding the Obama Administration’s unlawful DACA program:

“What makes our country great is that we were founded on the rule of law and the balance of power between three branches of government. If we allow DACA to continue, the legislative process simply becomes a pretense. Even President Obama admitted a policy like DACA would be both unwise and unfair. The executive branch cannot selectively choose to nullify laws they disagree with and bypass the lawmaking responsibilities of Congress. Our immigration laws protect our communities and taxpayers and provide a compassionate route to lawful citizenship.

“I applaud the decision made by the White House today to restore and respect the laws of our country. Congress needs to take up the role our founders so clearly spelled out in Article I of the Constitution. We should pass legislation that repairs our broken immigration system, enforces our borders, protects American workers and taxpayers, and establishes strong interior enforcement. It is clear the American people want to see Congress enact laws that place the American worker first. It is time we keep our promises.”
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