Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

September 5, 2017
Press Release

Greg Walden statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: 

"I’ve long been a supporter of stronger security on America’s borders -- countries that do not have control of their borders do not have control of their national security. That is what will lead us to much-needed immigration reform, and it is vital to fixing our broken system.

America’s legal immigration system, like other federal bureaucracies, is in need of reform. The current system does not work, and it is past time for Congress to act on this issue. 

Like all Americans, I have compassion for those who entered our country unlawfully as children and are now in limbo in our immigration system. These are kids who know no other country as their home and were brought here through no fault of their own at a young age. It is up to Congress to find a permanent solution.

I appreciate that President Trump recognizes the need for Congress to act to address this problem. As we move forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and the administration to secure our borders and fix our flawed immigration system."

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