Commenting on his frustration with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Iowa Rep. Steve King voiced his displeasure with the lack of movement on the subject.
“Every day they are complicit it is harder to resolve,” King said on Thursday. “Is [Trump] going to force us to go back to court again?”
“Every day this has been a violation of the Constitution.”
King admitted that he spoke with president Donald Trump on a variety of pertinent issues, including DACA. Responsible for 750,000 working immigrants in the United States, the DACA program has not seen a resolution, according to King, as he says such a meeting took place nearly a month ago.
King also mentioned Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, saying the two “may not share opinions on the rule of law.”
The earliest days of the Trump presidency were highlighted by his promise and execution of enforcing immigration laws. Trump expressed his desire to cancel the DACA program throughout his campaign, though the president’s moral compass has directed him to a more compassionate state.
“I have kids and grandkids, and I find it very hard doing exactly what the law says exactly to do, and, you know, the law is rough,” Trump said in February remarks.
H/T: The Hill
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