Omaha, NE.—When it comes to today’s Trump Administration phase out of the DACA immigration plan, Nebraska’s three Republican Congressmen are side-by-side on at least one thing.
All agree it’s up to Congress to fix the immigration mess. After that only Omaha area Congressman Don Bacon—who represents the only district of the three where Democrats are given a reasonable shot at victory next year— spoke specifically to the state’s 3,000 estimated so-called DREAMers.
“I understand why many people are unsure of what the future holds for them and the fears they are feeling,” Bacon said in a statement. “I want to let those who are scared and uncertain know that I am committed to keeping law-abiding DACA recipients in the United States. This is the only home many of these children, students, friends, and neighbors have known. ”
Nebraska’s other two Congressman issued the following statements:
- Rep Adrian Smith: “President Trump is correct – the DACA program violated the separation of powers established by our Constitution and should never have been created through executive action. This and many other aspects of our broken immigration system, such as border security, have gone too long without being addressed. Congress and the President must come together to create strong, permanent immigration policies rooted in the rule of law.”
- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry: “First, it is important to note that this issue is the responsibility of Congress. Second, necessary humanitarian exceptions must be nested in policies that further robust border security, interior enforcement against illegal activity, and foreign policy initiatives to mitigate the pressure for economic migration.”
Bacon adds Congress must also make sure any legislation secures the border, improves the visa program and forces employers to comply with immigration laws.