Representative Mac Thornberry has weighed in on a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
It was announced earlier this week that DACA would be discontinued. The program, which was started under President Barack Obama in 2012, provided a two-year work permit and a freeze of deportation proceedings for undocumented immigrants, under 30, who were brought to the United States as children.
In a statement to the Texas Tribune, Thornberry weighed in on the move by the Trump Administration, saying, "However one feels about the right immigration policy, the basic principle of our Constitution that no president can make law on his own must be upheld."
Further, Thornberry went on to say, "President Obama’s action on DACA was not consistent with this principle, was a target for court challenges and was inherently unstable. Now Congress must step up and pass legislation that will treat these young people fairly and will provide a long-term solution."