Statement on President Trump’s DACA Decision

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Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the White House’s decision on the DACA program.

“By taking action to end former President Obama’s illegal DACA executive action, President Donald Trump is once again showing why Americans elected him to ‘drain the swamp’ – he is committed to keeping his promises, unlike the career politicians in Washington, DC. Former President Obama ignored our immigration laws and his constitutional duty to enforce them by bypassing Congress to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants through executive action. He left a legal mess for President Trump to clean up. We appreciate President Trump’s commitment to enforcing all of our laws and upholding his constitutional responsibilities, and we appreciate his request to Congress to act — that’s the proper constitutional route. We worked hard in opposition to the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill in 2014, and we will engage on the issue again. We look forward to working with the president to help him keep other vital promises, like fully repealing ObamaCare, passing tax relief for middle class families, and confirming judges who promise to interpret our Constitution the way it was understood by the Founding Fathers.”