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That will be a big win for Mexico, if they actually returned. You're talking about potentially a free transfer of human capital. That's what it would be. I don't know what country's willing to export–for free–the computer scientists, engineers, doctors. It's hard to me to understand. That means there's something more appealing about the Mexican economy.feedback
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Sep 22 2017
“We're working on a plan subject to getting massive border controls. We're working on a plan for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). People want to see that happen. I think we're fairly close but we have to get massive border security. If we don't have a wall, we're doing nothing. The wall will come later, we're right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about DACA. It’s one of the 352 quotes about DACA you can find on this page. 183 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Jeff Sessions, Todd Schulte and Brad Smith. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Isabel Martinez

I told them, You're still going to see movies. You're still going to have boyfriends or girlfriends.feedback

Kris Kobach

I would suggest [to DACA recipients]: Go home and get in line, come into the United States legally, then get a green card, then become a citizen.feedback

Theresa May

Well, I don't think it's helpful for anyone to speculate what is an ongoing investigation.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

This is I think the biggest issue of our time. This goes to the values of being American. This is: 'Are we human? Are we acting in a track of morality?feedback

Michael R. Bloomberg

Words have consequences. We need a constant source of new blood ... they will go someplace else that's more welcoming.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

If I were a country leader right now, my goal would be to monopolize the world's talent. I want every smart person coming to my country because smart people create jobs. So, I would have a very aggressive plan not just to let a few people in–I would be recruiting.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Whether he pivots or not will be one of the most fundamental questions of this administration. It's the $64,000 question. The only way it can happen is if we have a successful negotiation on DACA, and secondly whether we get health care.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're working on a plan subject to getting massive border controls. We're working on a plan for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). People want to see that happen. I think we're fairly close but we have to get massive border security. If we don't have a wall, we're doing nothing. The wall will come later, we're right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new.feedback

Todd Schulte - Fwd.us

That you see business leaders from every major sector of the economy come out and ask Congress to pass a permanent fix for DACA right away shows that this is a bipartisan issue that has strong support.feedback

Ira Mehlman

For pretty much all these universities, there will be other takers available for those seats, other people who need whatever funding might be going towards covering the DACA recipients' tuitions.feedback

William Pérez

One of the characteristics of community-college students is that they tend to be more likely to be part-time students rather than full-time. And a big reason for that is because [the students] work either full-time or part-time.feedback

Sadhana Singh

They basically assured us that we would have the scholarship until we all graduated, no matter what happens with the political landscape.feedback

William Pérez

In places where there is no infrastructure, I think the role of the nonprofit-NGO sector is going to be much more important than it has been up until now.feedback

Jaime Rangel

It's going to slow me down even more ... You take DACA away from me, it's like the government just putting a big stop sign right in front of me. I'm going to have to wait before I can go.feedback

Dulce Garcia

That's a reason why I don't do exclusively immigration law. It would wear me down too fast.feedback

Chuck Schumer

I got a call early this morning. He said, This was so great!' Here's what he said: 'Do you watch Fox News?' I said, Not really., They're praising you!' Meaning me. But he said, And your stations' – I guess meaning MSNBC and CNN – 'are praising me! This is great!feedback

Steve Bannon

If you don't like what [Trump's] doing and you don't agree with it, you have an obligation to resign. I don't think there's a world leader that President Trump respects more than the president of China. Xi is very impressive.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.feedback

Laura Ingraham

THE ART OF THE STEAL: Let's hope that Pelosi & Schumer misrepresented the #DACA deal.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My relationship with Republicans is excellent. Many of them agree with what I am doing.feedback

Gina Rodriguez

I saw a lot of kids in my feed happy that their stories – or at least an aspect – are finally getting told. I'm not just talking about DACA or undocumented. I'm talking about all Latinos in this country wanting to feel present in this country and loved and supported.feedback

Christopher Ruddy - Newsmax

He's always been a compromiser, an independent centrist at heart, even as he's gone to the right on some but not all issues. Everyone is so shocked, but this is who he is.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really! They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age. We are working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen. You have 8,00,000 young people brought here, so we are working on a plan and we will see how it works out. We will see what happens. Something will happen.feedback

Ruben Gallego

No, I don't think the president actually understands what he's saying half the time, so I'm afraid if he struck a deal with them that he'll go back on his word at any time. I'm always skeptical when dealing with Donald Trump.feedback

Dick Durbin

The base had a pretty strong reaction yesterday and that may have been it, but still he said good things about DACA too. It's still an active negotiation, and I have a positive feeling towards it. We're not there yet.feedback

Mark Meadows

The Trump voter is not in favor of amnesty. That is a very complex issue but certainly is one that we're not going to solve in one dinner with two Democrats.feedback

Raul Grijalva

I wouldn't, no. There's a historical context to Trump and immigration and immigrants that I think always has to be in the front of your mind.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

I don't know. I haven't talked to him yet. I've got to find out.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think we're fairly close, but we have to get massive security ... Mitch [McConnell] is on board, Paul Ryan's on board.feedback

Paul Ryan

There is no agreement. The president and the chief of staff called me from Air Force One today to discuss what was discussed. And it was a discussion, not an agreement or a negotiation. You cannot fix DACA without fixing the root cause of the problem. We do not have control of our borders. So, we need border security and enforcement as part of any agreement. I think that's something the Democrats are beginning to understand.feedback

Chris Collins

In this case the president, the CEO of the country, wanted to test the water with the Democrat contingent in the House and the Senate. This is Donald Trump taking control.feedback

Tom MacArthur

We shouldn't cede this to the Democrats to cut a deal. It allowed them to make progress.feedback

Tom MacArthur

I'm all for a bipartisan deal but it should not be just a deal with House Democrats, Senate Democrats and the White House. If that happens, to me that's a failure of Republicans here in Congress.feedback

Mark Meadows

You can't criticize somebody when there's not a conservative proposal that's put forth. You gotta give the president conservative options. There was not a conservative option on the table.feedback

Mitch McConnell

As Congress debates the best ways to address illegal immigration through strong border security and interior enforcement, DACA should be part of those discussions. We look forward to receiving the Trump administration's legislative proposal as we continue our work on these issues.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

As President Trump shattered the illusions of his base that he has any scruples whatsoever, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is struggling to remain relevant. The Hill reports.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

I don't think people are miffed if we're able to get something done here. DACA "needs to be fixed as we move forward. I would like to see immigration overhauled completely because I think it's crazy we have individuals come to America, become engineers and you tell them to ship them someplace else.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Mitch is on board. Paul Ryan is on board. We all feel – look, 92 percent of the people agree on DACA, but what we want is we want very, very powerful border security, okay. Well, we want to get massive border security, and I think both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I think they agree with it. … I think we're fairly close, but we have to get massive border security.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

We're looking at both sides: We're looking at the White House saying there's no deal, but Trump saying other things on DACA, and looking at Schumer and Pelosi saying a deal was cut.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

We would absolutely not support anything–nor do we thing our activists would support–a DACA amnesty for enforcement.feedback

Robert Law

If you're talking about border-wall funding in exchange for DACA, that's a non-starter.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're going to show great heart. DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me, I will tell you. To me, it's one of the most difficult subjects I have, because you have these incredible kids, in many cases–not in all cases. In some of the cases they're having DACA and they're gang members and they're drug dealers too. But you have some absolutely incredible kids–I would say mostly–they were brought here in such a way–it's a very, very tough subject.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Historically there's never been anything like this, but the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, working with Gov. Scott, they've really done an amazing job, power is turning on rapidly. We have the largest assembling of human beings ever for power and rapidly it's being turned on, so were very happy with that. We want to get massive border security and I think that both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer I think they agree with it, but we met last night and I think were fairly close but we have to get massive border security.feedback

Sarah Sanders

While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to. [Trump] went into last night specifically wanted to talk a lot about tax reform, which they did. Schumer and Pelosi came in wanting to talk a lot about DACA, which they also did. The president has been very clear in what his position is and wants to get a deal done. He wants to do that with DACA but also to include massive border security and interior enforcements. That's what he tweeted this morning. That was the message he relayed last night.feedback

Paul Ryan

It's only reasonable and fitting that we also address the root cause of the problem, which is borders that are not sufficiently controlled while we address this very real and very human problem that's right in front of us.feedback

Ann Coulter

At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached? If we're not getting a wall, I'd prefer President Pence. No deal was made last night on DACA.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If the Democrats aren't going to approve it, then we're not going to do what they want. We're working on a deal for DACA, but a lot has to do with the amount of security. We want very heavy security at the border.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're not looking at citizenship. We're not looking at amnesty. We're looking at allowing people to stay here. . . . We're talking about taking care of people, people who were brought here, people who've done a good job. We're not talking about amnesty. Look, 92 percent of the people agree on DACA, but what we want is very, very powerful border security, okay?feedback

Laura Ingraham

He's going to get creamed for this. Build the Wall! We're doing a lot of renovation. Hearing 'Repair the fence! Repair the fence! Repair the fence!feedback

Russ Schriefer

Republicans have spent so much time and money targeting Nancy Pelosi as the enemy over the last few cycles, the idea that you're now going do a deal with her has to rub people the wrong way. Doesn't it hurt all these Republican congressmen who want to use her as the liberal foil in their campaigns? It is just confusing.feedback

Charles Grassley

@RealDonaldTrump Morn news says u made deal w Schumer on DACA/hv ur staff brief me/ I know u undercut JudiCimm effort 4 biparty agreement.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I am not going to just cut DACA off, , but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't want to forget DACA. We want to see if we can do something in a bipartisan fashion so that we can solve the DACA problem and other immigration problems. If you look at some of the greatest legislation ever passed, it was done on a bipartisan manner. And so that's what we're going to give a shot.feedback

Dick Durbin

That's an important position because we cannot make a 2,200 mile wall (3,540 km) a condition for passing the Dream Act and we've been very clear from the start.feedback

Lauren Jauregui

You disgust me, You and your squad of Republican elite/cowards are truly sick humans. Pardoning criminals and criminalizing the vulnerable.feedback

Lauren Jauregui

It's incredible to me that you'll pardon a man who is known for running his prison as a Latino concentration camp and call him a patriot, but then deport kids with a dream to be successful citizens with safe lives.feedback

Selena Gomez

My definition of a dreamer is someone that thinks big and believes anything is possible. The wonderful people being threatened by the unfortunate reversal of DACA are exactly that. Please call The White House, your local member of Congress and state Senators to let your voice be heard to defend DACA! You can find out how to reach out to your representatives here: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials (link in bio).feedback

America Ferrera

Ending DACA would put 800,000 young people at risk of deportation. We can't let their lives be used as political fodder-Call Now!#DefendDACA.feedback

Pope Francis

The President of the United States presents himself as pro-life and if he is a good pro-lifer, he understands that family is the cradle of life and its unity must be protected, . If we don't go back, we will go down. Whoever denies it has to go to the scientists and ask them. They speak very clearly, scientists are precise. Then they decide and history will judge those decisions. Man is a stupid and hard-headed being. I'll tell you the truth, I don't really understand the world of geopolitics. I think what I see there is a fight for political interests.feedback

Mike Coffman

He could have done an immediate phase out. That would really put pressure on Congress to put DACA right on the top of the agenda. But in giving Congress six months, with all the other things going on right now, the debt limit, the appropriations, tax reform, it's not certainly on the top of the agenda right now.feedback

Bob Goodlatte

We are happy to have discussions with anybody who wants to talk about what we need to do with DACA, but I would say DACA is at the end of that list, not at the beginning. We can't fix the DACA problem without fixing all of the issues that led to the underlying problem of illegal immigration in the first place. For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about.feedback

Pope Francis

I have the impression that it is doing all it can with humanitarian care to also resolve the problem it cannot take on.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Steve always likes to speak in the most extreme measures, and I'm not sure that I agree with that. The administration has been clear, we're hoping Congress will step up and address [DACA] with comprehensive immigration reform. We're happy to answer any questions you might have.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue! No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!feedback

Steve Bannon

The bishops have been terrible. They need illegal aliens to fill the churches . . . They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration.feedback

America Hernandez

Once DACA happened, I could come back here and do what I love to do.feedback

Hugo Romero

DACA allowed me to do that without having to work two to three minimum wage jobs on the side–without it, my advocacy would be limited to volunteerism on top of trying to survive.feedback

Tom K. Wong

We enabled DACA recipients to take a crack at what their economic potential is–now we are pulling the rug out as they are hitting their strides in their lives and careers.feedback

Wei Lee

DACA allowed people to build a career–that was a game-changer.feedback

Jeff Sessions

I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded.feedback

Pope Francis

In the end, young people feel like they have no hope. And who robs them of hope? Drugs, other addictions, and suicides – youth suicides are very high – and this happens when they are torn from their roots.feedback

Steve Bannon

I'm worried about losing the House now because of this, because of DACA. And my fear is that with this six months down range, if we have another huge – if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013. And to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise. There no path to citizenship, no path to a green card and no amnesty. Amnesty is non-negotiable. You couldn't be more dead wrong. America was built on her citizens.feedback

Steve Bannon

I'm worried about losing the House now because of DACA. My fear is that with this six months down range…if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March, it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013.feedback

Joshua Hoyt

It fell on people like a bag of bricks . . . and it's only starting to sink in. It's 5,133 [renewal applications] every day, including today. That's 214 per hour, if we work all night long.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You are the most beloved, the most cared for, the most recognized of our immigrants. What chance do I have for your mom and dad if I lose you?feedback

Sirine Shebaya

A small clerical error might get their application kicked back, and then they won't meet the deadline. It's an all-hands-on situation.feedback

Leslie Crow

There are whole neighborhoods that are still flooded. People have lost their cars. People have lost all of their belongings. . . . I have heard from a few parents: 'I have no idea how I'm going to be able to make that payment now.feedback

Mark Krikorian

I know they don't want that, but the whole rationale for DACA was that they didn't have any choice in the matter. The parents did not grow up here and did have a choice.feedback

Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez

Now that you know, if you know because some people might not even know that their employees are DACA … If you know, what is the employer's responsibility to make sure their systems are in check and that they're no longer employing somebody that's not authorized to work.feedback

Eulalio Mendez

After DACA was announced … that same day all I could think was that I was probably going to go back to a fast-food restaurant or possibly working the fields.feedback

Tony Solis

My energy levels reached an all-time low yesterday (hard to believe for those who know me). My emotional levels are off the walls. My determination is nothing but strong. I am not giving up.feedback

Barack Obama

In the next few months, eligible individuals who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for work authorization. Let's be clear: this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stop-gap measure that helps us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, and patriotic young people. It is the right thing to do.feedback

Selena Gomez

I can't imagine what it would be like to grow up with [social media]. It's already difficult to get up every day and just feel good about yourself without seeing the highlights of everyone else's life. That's why I like being vulnerable with my fans on social media. I like that they've seen my mistakes. I try to use that as a way to connect with them. That's all I can do. I hope that they know that strength doesn't mean that you have to put on a facade. Strength is being vulnerable.feedback

Astrid Silva

The number one is why I haven't filed to be a citizen. That's the biggest one, and I think it makes me the saddest out of all of them because people really don't understand our immigration system. DACA doesn't give me a path to citizenship; it just allows me a work permit.feedback

Astrid Silva

People watch that movie, [Greencard], with Sandra Bullock where she gets married for papers and people think it's like that – 'Oh, you just have Betty White show up at your wedding and it's great'. No, it's a much more complex situation.feedback

Astrid Silva

DACA recipients and undocumented people still have to sign up for selective service if they're men between the ages of 18 and 25, even though we're not allowed to join the service to gain citizenship. We still can't get any federal financial aid for college, you can't receive any type of federal benefits, you still can get student loans – anything that is federal, you cannot obtain. We still can't apply for Obamacare.feedback

Astrid Silva

People don't understand that all it is is a work permit that says that for two years you will not be a priority for deportation.feedback

Jonathan Jayes-Green

When the program was rolled out, I was in my third year of college. I had struggled so much to get through school being undocumented not having access to federal financial aid or a lot of scholarships, really. But in my third year I was on the verge of dropping out because I just didn't have the money. Once DACA was rolled out, that meant that I was able to work and go to school at the same time, access private student loans.feedback

Ruben Kihuen

Our visas expired, but thanks to an immigration system that, back then, actually worked, we were able to readjust our status and be able to re-apply for legal residency and ultimately citizenship. That's the problem with our system right now: over 40 percent of undocumented immigrants in America today came here with a visa but overstayed their visas, but there is no way for them to readjust their status.feedback

Astrid Silva

Anybody who stayed here for over a year after they turned 18 begins accumulating what they call 'unlawful presence.' That means if you spend more than a year here after you 18th birthday, you get punished having to leave the country to adjust your status. Once you're out of the country, if you've been here for a certain time, if you've been caught at the border or have been deported, or if you have a deportation order, they can give you anything between three and ten years where you're not allowed to reenter the country.feedback

Ruben Kihuen

The attorney general when he announced they were going to rescind the DACA program basically said that they were going to target criminals and gang members. That couldn't be further from the truth. These young Dreamers are the best that our immigrant community has to offer.feedback

Gerald W. Purmal

No other persons in our country … are ever punished by government edict to suffer the consequences of their parents' actions. Additionally, many of the DACA protected are students and graduates of post-graduate programs such as medicine. Without them, we all lose!feedback

Joshua Breisblatt

It is basically like creating DACA in legislative form without any additional permanent status to it, which is why I think a lot of people have not paid as much attention to it, because members of Congress don't want to be revisiting this in three years if they do take the vote to do something.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

He called this morning and I said thanks for calling. What the people really need is a reassurance from you, Mr. President, that the six-month period is not a period of roundup but is just that the DACA is frozen and that these people will not be vulnerable.feedback

Kate Voigt

It's very unclear to me whether U.S.C.I.S. will share that information if ICE affirmatively asks.feedback

Jim Jordan

The "only folks that are subject to deportation right now are those that have engaged in criminal activity.feedback

Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security

The government just can't turn 180 degrees on something like DACA without taking the proper steps. They didn't take the proper steps.feedback

Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security

I'm really outraged on behalf of our students, who have done everything that has been asked of them. Most of them know only the United States as home. To say that they have to be thinking about possible deportation is wrong on the law, inconsistent with our value and bad immigration policy.feedback

Roberto Gonzalez

This kind of elevated fear and anxiety can have detrimental physical and mental health effects in the long term. Many of the young people I've been studying have shown physical and emotional manifestations of stress: chronic headaches, toothaches, ulcers, sleep problems, trouble getting out of bed in the morning, eating issues.feedback

Rosa Maria Bramble

I work with a number of people who fled their countries because of political violence or gender violence, and after they reached these shores their symptoms of PTSD began to mitigate. Now they feel just as vulnerable and persecuted and terrorized as they did prior to being here.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Simply put, if we are to further our goal of strengthening the constitutional order and the rule of law in America, the Department of Justice cannot defend this type of overreach.feedback

David Lapan - Homeland Security

If you're a DACA recipient and your status is set to expire in December and you don't take advantage of the renewal window, there's nothing we can do about that.feedback

Paul Metselaar

They are all contributing more than immigrant parents from one or two generations ago.feedback

Paul Metselaar

The company stands to lose a stellar employee. Now magnify that by 800,000.feedback

Paul Metselaar

It will put a chill on people coming in from other countries. We will lose opportunities, which is tragic from a business perspective. Can you imagine if someone like him was not allowed to enter the country? This is the antithesis to job creation. Immigrants are not taking jobs. They are the entrepreneurs.feedback

Paul Metselaar

We will do everything within the boundaries of the law to support and protect [Eren].feedback

Javier Palomarez

An American president who does not believe there's a place for young people whose passion and values exemplify the best of our tradition is simply not a president that I can continue to support. I have chosen to resign from the President's National Diversity Coalition, effective immediately.feedback

Thuan Pham

When I was 10 years old, I left Vietnam with my mother and younger brother, crammed with 470 other people without life jackets onto an old fishing boat to Malaysia. It was a perilous and terrifying four-day journey – with major storms threatening to sink us, and pirates with guns and knives who robbed us and could kill us as well. We were the lucky ones who survived the 50 percent odds of that sea crossing.feedback

Thuan Pham

Our community has always been about what brings people of every background together. We'll continue to stand by immigrants who want nothing more than to contribute to our country and pursue the American Dream.feedback

Brad Smith

For the 39 Dreamers that we know of who are our employees, our commitment is clear. If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees. If the government seeks to deport any one of them, we will provide and pay for their legal counsel. We will also file an amicus brief and explore whether we can directly intervene in any such case. In short, if Dreamers who are our employees are in court, we will be by their side.feedback

Jose Magaña-Salgado

Many DACA recipients, independent of advance parole, have been able to get green cards.feedback

Amien Kacou

In my experience, few DACA recipients have taken advantage of that so-called 'loophole.feedback

Denia Perez

I would do what I have to do to pay my bills. I am just fully prepared to hassle and make a living and try to continue surviving in any way I can. That is what we did before DACA.feedback

Denia Perez

It's an interesting question – not sure it would hold up in court.feedback

Gabriela Siguil-Alarcon

They're going to think that I'm leaving because I want to – it's not my choice. People leave their lives constantly, and I don't want to be one of them.feedback

Jaime Ballesteros

The last three years that I have been teaching was like a world of possibility for me and my students. Today, I just didn't feel that same level of hope.feedback

Jaime Ballesteros

I don't teach to talk about the contraction of gas particles. I teach because I see so much of myself in my students and I know that my students see little bits and pieces of their own story in mine.feedback

Karl Rove

His attack on Trump needlessly inflames the situation, making it worse for Dreamers.feedback

Brad Smith

There is nothing that we will be pushing on more strongly for Congress to act on. We put a stake in the ground. We care about a tax reform bill. The entire business community cares about a tax reform. And yet it is very clear today a tax reform bill needs to be set aside until the DREAMers are taken care of. They have a deadline that expires in six months. Tax reform can wait. This is the only way, given the number of legislative days Congress has scheduled over the next six months, we realistically can expect Congress to complete DACA legislation in time.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

He said if you pass it, I'll sign it. He obviously wants some other thing so we will see what that is.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Trump could be deporting hundreds of thousands of immigrants, which is a real faux pas on Trump's part. Because as everyone knows, you're not supposed to wear your white supremacy after Labor Day.feedback

Seth Meyers

He spent six straight days rescuing people from flood waters. So how did the president thank him? Well, today, Trump announced that he is rescinding DACA.feedback

Paul Ryan

I actually don't think he should do that [end DACA]. I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix.feedback

Andrew M. Cuomo

Ending this policy represents an assault on the values that built this state and this nation. The President's action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home, including roughly 42,000 New Yorkers. It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people–our neighbors, our friends, and our relatives–to live in fear.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA! Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing.feedback

Kristen Welker

Trump administration talking points distributed on Tuesday had a blunt message for DACA recipients: 'Prepare for departure.' That guidance appeared in a memo (.pdf) that was sent to stakeholders in the immigration debate by the Department of Homeland Security, just hours after the Trump administration announced it would end DACA.feedback

Seth Meyers

So a president who backed himself into a corner by catering to the racial resentments of his base is now needlessly throwing the lives of hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans into chaos.feedback

Lindsey Graham

You know, I know him, and he's very emotional about immigration reform. What he said about General Kelly is just completely wrong, and quite frankly, deplorable. Here's where we are. We're a nation of laws. It was clear to me that DACA would not meet a constitutional test in court. So, what I would say to Mr. Gutierrez, sit down with a Republican in the House and try to find a solution instead of slandering Gen. Kelly.feedback

Eric H. Holder Jr.

The revocation of DACA rests on legal misconceptions and a mischaracterization of these young immigrants.feedback

Paul Ryan

Look, I think people should rest easy, and I think the president made the right call, and the president also gave us the time and space we're going to need to find where that compromise is. What we don't want to have happen is another DACA problem in 10 years from now. We want to make sure that we fix this issue for these kids, for these young people, and to address the root cause of the problem.feedback

Donald J. Trump

As I've said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful democratic process. It is now time for Congress to act!feedback

Jeff Sessions

Ending the previous administration's disrespect for the legislative process is an important first step. All immigration policies should serve the interest of the people of the United States, lawful immigrant and native born alike… We are people of compassion and we are people of law. There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration law. Enforcing the law saves lives, protects communities and tax payers, and prevents human suffering.feedback

Stephen Colbert

While Harvey's a natural disaster that seems to be brining people together in very heartwarming ways, there's a man-made disaster unfolding in Washington right now because the Trump Administration has announced they're ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. You're right, Jeff, deporting innocent children does not mean they're bad people. It means you're a bad person. It's O.K., we're sorry he's President too.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I have a love for these people (DACA recipients), and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly. I think it's going to work out very well.feedback

Jeff Sessions

The policy was implemented unilaterally, to great controversy and legal concern … [Obama] deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorise on multiple occasions. We are people of compassion, and we are people of law, but there is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration law.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten Americans. Above all else, we must remember that young Americans have dreams too. Being in government means setting priorities. Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs, wages and security for American workers and their families. It is now time for Congress to act!feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

It seems like his main agenda is to undo everything [President] Obama did. I hope he doesn't bring [Osama] Bin Laden back to life.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

We all agree that President Trump's decision to end DACA is a despicable act of political cowardice.feedback

Karen Caudillo

I'm in tears because I have been fighting for so long to be able to sustain myself and go to school and to be productive. And, it just feels like everything is going to waste because I could go back to Mexico.feedback

Paul Ryan

I think there's a serious humane issue here that needs to be dealt with, but it's only fitting and reasonable that we also deal with some of the root causes of this problem, because what we don't want to have happen is another DACA problem 10 years from now.feedback

Paul Ryan

He gave us time to work out a consensus, to find a compromise. Where does that compromise exist? That's what we're going to spend the next months figuring out, where that compromise is.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Most people don't get that there's currently no legal way for someone who is undocumented in the country to apply for citizenship.feedback

Tomas Evangelista

All those programs we support – Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security – but we can't pull from them ourselves as we are not eligible.feedback

Tomas Evangelista

All we're asking for is a chance. We're not saying 'give this to us now', we're asking to give us an opportunity to even start.feedback

Maria Praeli

I'm American. I feel American, but [...] you are constantly told this country might not choose to accept you.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

To offer the American dream to people. You are American. Our country is better for having you here, not because of the different diversity and experience you bring but because you all work super hard. That's as American as it gets. Bills don't just come up. People need to push on this.feedback

Maria Praeli

She had to watch her mother's funeral through an iPad because of how broken the country's immigration system is.feedback

Reyna Montoya

We hear from the opposite side that we have to end DACA because it was an overreach of power, but yet you're willing to pardon someone who stands for hate and for abuse of power.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

Overwhelmingly, Republicans tell me: 'Yes, I could support giving these young immigrants permanent status in our country.feedback

Tom Jawetz - Center for American Progress

We know from surveys that T.P.S. recipients are highly represented in the work force in certain areas. In particular, many – especially Haitians – work in home health care.feedback

Brad Smith

We are deeply disappointed by the administration's decision today to rescind protection under the program for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As we said last week, we believe this is a big step back for our entire country.feedback

Xavier Becerra

We are prepared to go in tomorrow or whenever it seems appropriate to Court to make sure we stand up for those who have stood up and helped build this country and certainly California. We are prepared to defend the DACA program because it is fully lawful and fully American in its value and its approach.feedback

Ric Browde

This is not politically correct, but right now these dogs are celebrities. They're like Kardashians, these Texas dogs.feedback

David Valadao

America is the only home these young people know and I will do everything in my power to ensure those who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own are not unjustly punished.feedback

Bill de Blasio

I have a message for President Trump: Don't mess with your fellow New Yorkers.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

I will go to court to protect our Dreamers and to protect the values that we support as New Yorkers.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA! Decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

When we left, we were busy revisiting the Civil War. Now we're back with a good old-fashioned Korean War. So who says we're not making progress?feedback

Maura Healy

We are going to court to defend DACA and to fight for these Dreamers.feedback

Jonathan Adler

DACA did not create any legally enforceable rights, and certainly did not create any right to indefinite presence in the country.feedback

Mark Krikorian

I think he's genuinely uncomfortable and I'm sure he's constantly hearing from his daughter, Oh, Daddy, look at the little babies.'. The White House needed [Sessions] to do this because I don't think Trump would have delivered a convincing performance. His own body language and ad-libbing would have undercut his message.feedback

Ike Brannon - Cato Institute

These workers, most of whom are in their 20s and hitting their peak earnings years, would end up not finishing college and taking jobs in the underground economy, earning much less and probably not paying any taxes at all.feedback

Ike Brannon - Cato Institute

A study that Logan Albright and I did a few months ago for CATO looked at the economic and federal government cost of repealing DACA, and we estimated that the cost to the federal government alone would be about $60 billion over the next 10 years and the overall economic impact would be a little over $200 billion.feedback

Ike Brannon - Cato Institute

Everything is done in politics. What worries me is that I think there's a lot of Republicans and Democrats who want to get this done. And my worry is that each side will see this as a campaign issue and refuse to do a bipartisan bill and let the thing die.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Congress should carefully and thoughtfully pursue the types of reforms that are right for the American people. [T]he compassionate thing is to end the lawlessness, enforce our laws and, if Congress chooses to make changes to those law, to do so through the process set forth by our Founders in a way that advances the interest of the nation.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

If Congress doesn't want to do the job they were elected to do, maybe they should get out of the way and let someone else do it.feedback

Anil Kalhan

Donald Trump and the administration have made it clear that they see DREAMers and DACA as bargaining chips.feedback

Barack Obama

The notion that we would just arbitrarily, or because of politics, punish those kids when they didn't do anything wrong themselves I think would be something that would merit me speaking out. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we'd want our own kids to be treated.feedback

Lloyd Blankfein

Immigration is a complex issue but I wouldn't deport a kid who was brought here and only knows America. Congress must address. #DACA.feedback

Ramon Ramirez

Good teachers are hard to come by – they're still trying to hire more of them in my district. All I've ever wanted was to make a difference in somebody's life. Can't we use more people like that? It's a shame, that's what this is. It's a national shame.feedback

Ramon Ramirez

The economy in Mexico was headed down and they wanted to be proactive. When their visa expired, I was 14 and happy at school, getting good grades, enjoying my friends. Renewing the visa would have required my family to return to Mexico first, and by then, my parents had a mortgage to pay.feedback

Ramon Ramirez

I studied and got good grades with a dream of winning a scholarship, and that's exactly what happened. I received a scholarship to a private university and never took public funds from anyone. All I have worked for in my life, I have earned by myself. And it's all at risk now. I can't teach Mexican history – I know nothing about it. To be honest, I feel as though I am being held hostage by the government here, along with all of the other Dreamers.feedback

Ramon Ramirez

It has always been my dream to be the best teacher I can to be my students and to one day actually be able to say on paper that I am an American citizen. I am very sad today and very disappointed – it's a huge let-down. My family and I are so assimilated into American culture that we don't identify as anything else. We pay our bills, we pay our taxes. I went to college here. America is the only country that I have known.feedback

Ramon Ramirez

So now, this terrible decision by the president could split up my family. I have a question for Donald Trump: 'What would make you change your mind? What has changed between the time you agreed that the Dreamers need to be kept here, until now, when you are ending the program?' I would like an answer.feedback

Doug Heye

This is where Trump can and should lead. His voters will give him leeway.feedback

Doug Heye

If you're looking at where Republicans have been for the last five years, is anything today different? It's not clear that anything is. It's always been a difficult thing, and nothing in the last 24 hours makes it any easier.feedback

Tom Cole

There has certainly been some discussion of that on our side. I think trading DACA for border security is certainly something I would look at. It's the kind of deal that practical people could make with one another if they would sit down and have a practical discussion.feedback

Mayra Joachin

Terminating DACA betrays the nearly 800,000 young people who have put their faith in the government, throwing their lives into terrifying chaos.feedback

Kamau Chege

There is no way in hell we'll allow this Congress or this president to use the Dream Act as a vehicle for white supremacist demands. We demand stand-alone legislation that protects immigrant youth, and does not hurt anyone else.feedback

Dick Durbin

Cutting down the total number of legal immigrants becomes problematic on two or three fronts. Lindsey opposes it. So, [Cotton] has some issues with his own caucus.feedback

Dick Durbin

If that's what you mean by border security, you're not going to get the votes.feedback

Heidi Heitkamp

Ending the DACA program is simply cruel. These children and individuals just want to be part of the only country most of them know. And we should want that for them as well.feedback

Clarissa Martinez

What's out there right now doesn't pass the laugh test. Like someone saying they're going to shoot you but want you to hold the gun.feedback

Barack Obama

This is about young people who grew up in America – kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they're undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver's license.feedback

Laurene Powell Jobs

Is there anything more heartless and less intelligent that our government could do? Is our common humanity so frayed in this country that we cannot agree even about the children?feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

Dreamers who work at Apple may have been born in Canada or Mexico, Kenya or Mongolia, but America is the only home they've ever known. They grew up in our cities and towns, and hold degrees from colleges across the country. They now work for Apple in 28 states.feedback

Todd Schulte - Fwd.us

You're talking about forcing a population the size of Washington, D.C. out of the labor force.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

They contribute to our company, our economy and our communities.feedback

Pia Orrenius - Federal Reserve Bank

DACA has made a big impact on the lives of the people who have benefited from it. But it is simply not large enough to impact the broader national economy or U.S. labor market.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

The President's cruel and heartless decision to start deporting DREAMers in six months demands an immediate response from the Republican Congress. Speaker Ryan and the Republican House leadership must bring the DREAM Act to the floor for a vote without delay.feedback

Mark Zuckerbeg - Facebook

This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it.feedback

Thuan Pham

Immigrants often risk their lives for a chance at freedom and opportunity, and our country remains the world's beacon of freedom and opportunity. Immigrants have built and contributed to America since its very beginning, and are at the center of our social fabric and economic prosperity. My heart breaks to see so many people who are in the same situation today that I was in many years ago.feedback

Jeff Sessions

We can't promise people who are here unlawfully that they're not going to be deported.feedback

Thais Marques

We are angry for all the young undocumented immigrants that haven't turned 16 yet and are waiting to apply for DACA. We are angry, for all the DACA parents that could lose the job that supported their family. We are angry, for all the plans that DACA recipients had that now seem impossible. But we are also strong; and no politician – not Trump, not Paxton – can take that away from us. Our strength and resilience have never depended on a work permit.feedback

Paul Krugman

What would make secular stagnation more of a problem? Hey, let's expel hundreds of thousands of young people from the current and future work force.feedback

Todd Schulte - Fwd.us

The government will begin using information that DACA recipients handed over to them, under the promise that it would never ever be used against them, to round up and deport large numbers of young people who came to this country as children and were raised here.feedback

Jeremy Robbins

People have a very specific image in their mind of who an undocumented immigrant is, but the reality is that Dreamers, who are American in every sense of the word except the legal one, are working in every industry in every community.feedback

Ron Johnson

The president has given us six months to get our act together and fix our broken legal immigration system, end incentives for illegal entry, lawfully protect the Dreamers, and secure or borders. I look forward to working in a bipartisan fashion to advance humane, common sense legislation to do just that.feedback

Jeff Sessions

There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws. . . . Failure to enforce the laws in the past has put our nation at risk of crime, violence and even terrorism. . . . The effect of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other things, contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences. It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

For years, leaders from both parties have been talking about protecting Dreamers. Now it's time to back those words up with action. Show us that you can lead. No bill is perfect, but inaction now is unacceptable.feedback

Brad Smith

These employees, along with other DREAMers, should continue to have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to our country's strength and prosperity.feedback

Andrew M. Cuomo

We should not and cannot sit on the sidelines and watch the lives of these young people ruined. We have both a legal and moral obligation to make sure that the laws are faithfully executed without discrimination or animus.feedback

Roger McNamee

I don't know the answer. Our entire economy is based on having lots of different kinds of people in it.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I don't think that the president's been shy about the fact that he wants a wall. (It's) certainly something that he feels is an important part of a responsible immigration reform package.feedback

Mark Krikorian

He'll have to write a sequel to his book, The Art of the Choke.feedback

Mark Krikorian

My concern is not that the six-month grace period, it's that the administration doesn't seem to have a legislative strategy to try to influence what Congress does.feedback

Roy Beck

NumbersUSA applauds the President for keeping his campaign promise. Now it is time for Congress to focus on strong immigration enforcement measures and reforms to our legal immigration system that put American workers first.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA! I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to finally address all of these issues in a manner that puts the hardworking citizens of our country first.feedback

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

I've long said I didn't agree with the way the previous administration went about enacting DACA, but we must protect children who are already here in this country and those who are currently protected under DACA. That principle is fundamental for me. It's also clear that we must work in Congress to provide long-term certainty for DACA recipients, like those here in Eastern Washington, and recognize their unique circumstances and the value they bring to the country as students, job-holders, members of the military, and members of society.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

With all due respect, I don't think the American people elected Congress to do things that were easy. They elected them to make a government that works, to work properly, and to work for American people, and that's their job, and if they can't do it, then they need to get out of the way and let somebody else who can take on a heavy lift and get things accomplished.feedback

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

I've long said I didn't agree with the way the previous administration went about enacting DACA, but we must protect children who are already here in this country and those who are currently protected under DACA. That principal is fundamental for me.feedback

Norberto Lopez

It worries me a bit. It doesn't define me, being someone without DACA. A lot of people have done stuff without DACA for many years. We have to let people process the decision that is made today, and then we have to call them back out to action.feedback

Randy Falco - Univision Communications

I am disappointed, to say the least, in today's announcement by the Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. The U.S. government is revoking the ability of roughly 800,000 DREAMers to continue to work and contribute in countless ways to the United States -- the only home they have ever known. This is a failure to live up to a commitment already made to DREAMers and is contrary to America's values and traditions.feedback

John McCain

I strongly believe that children who were illegally brought into this country through no fault of their own should not be forced to return to a country they do not know. The 800,000 innocent young people granted deferred action under DACA over the last several years are pursuing degrees, starting careers, and contributing to our communities in important ways. While I disagreed with President Obama's unilateral action on this issue, I believe that rescinding DACA at this time is an unacceptable reversal of the promises and opportunities that have been conferred to these individuals.feedback

Sadhana Singh

I came to America, and this whole world opened to me that I never saw before. All these opportunities – all these things.feedback

Sadhana Singh

I have been bracing myself. I always thought it would be canceled. It was crushing. Because they put an end date on it. It was crushing. I'm overwhelmed, by all the feelings streaming in.feedback

John McCain

President Trump's decision to eliminate DACA is the wrong approach to immigration policy at a time when both sides of the aisle need to come together to reform our broken immigration system and secure the border. While I disagreed with President Obama's unilateral action on this issue, I believe that rescinding DACA at this time is an unacceptable reversal of the promises and opportunities that have been conferred to these individuals.feedback

Vanita Gupta

There is no legal, ethical, or moral justification for ending DACA, which is a lawful program. President Trump manufactured this unnecessary crisis. Congress must now act immediately to pass the Dream Act without any partisan, divisive amendments to permanently protect these young people.feedback

Brad Smith

We say this even though Microsoft, like many other companies, cares greatly about modernizing the tax system and making it fairer and more competitive. But we need to put the humanitarian needs of these 800,000 people on the legislative calendar before a tax bill. As an employer, we appreciate that Dreamers add to the competitiveness and economic success of our company and the entire nation's business community. In short, urgent DACA legislation is both an economic imperative and a humanitarian necessity.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will immediately terminate President Obama's two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution. They shouldn't be very worried. They are here illegally. They shouldn't be very worried. I do have a big heart. We're going to take care of everybody.feedback

Jose Martinez

We are more than 800,000 individual recipients that were brought to this country without our own consent or our own will. We pretty much just followed our parents, you know, they wanted to give us a better future in this country something they couldn't afford back in Mexico.feedback

Lindsey Graham

If President Trump chooses to cancel the DACA program and give Congress six months to find a legislative solution, I will be supportive of such a position. I have always believed DACA was a presidential overreach. However, I equally understand the plight of the Dream Act kids who - for all practical purposes - know no country other than America. If President Trump makes this decision we will work to find a legislative solution to their dilemma.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're gonna show great heart, DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me, I will tell you. To me, it's one of the most difficult subjects I have because you have these incredible kids. In many cases, not in all cases. And some of the cases, having DACA and they're gang members and they're drug dealers, too. But you have some absolutely, incredible kids, I would say mostly... I find it very, very hard doing what the law says exactly to do and you know, the law is rough.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud.... They got brought here at a very young age, they've worked here, they've gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they're in never-never land because they don't know what's going to happen.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're going to keep the families together. We have to keep the families together...But they have to go...We will work with them. They have to go. Chuck, we either have a country, or we don't have a country. Either we have a country or not.feedback

Mike Coffman

There are a number of Democrats who are co-sponsors on it, so I think it would be tough to play political games with the bill. I will get heat from a lot of conservatives in my district.feedback

Jeff Sessions

In other words, the executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions. Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch. This policy was implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern after Congress rejected legislative proposals to extend similar benefits on numerous occasions to this same group of illegal aliens.feedback

Donald J. Trump

As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favour punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognise that we are a nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.feedback

Donald J. Trump

While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honoured until their date of expiration up to two full years from today. Furthermore, applications already in the pipeline will be processed, as will renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration. This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.feedback

Charlie Dent

I believe the votes are there to pass some kind of a DACA program in the House. I'm not saying a majority of the majority, but there are 218 votes.feedback

Roy Beck

I was loving it. I miss watching these on the Senate floor. This is clearly the president's decision and comes out of the White House, but it was interesting to see it was going to be delivered by the attorney general. There's no question the attorney general certainly stepped up to the plate, and, I think, was a tremendous spokesperson for the administration today.feedback

Bill de Blasio

Obviously if someone is a DACA recipient, I would urge them to be careful about anything like civil disobedience.feedback

Evelin Salgado

I have been blessed with all the opportunities that DACA brought to my life.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

America is and always has been a country of immigrants. We should do everything in our power to continue to attract the best and brightest because they make us stronger as a people and as an economy. And, when people come here to learn, work hard and give back to their communities, we should allow them to stay in the United States.feedback

Javier Palomarez

Let's lay the truth bare: President Trump has knowingly deceived the American people over the past seven months abotu his intentions to protect the innocent young men and women of the DACA program. Rest easy,' (Trump) assured Dreamers, while clarifying that his administration was 'not after Dreamers, we are after criminals.' Now they cannot rest easy. Now they will be awake at night, wondering whether tomorrow will be their last day on American soil.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it. It's time for Congress to act to pass the bipartisan Dream Act or another legislative solution that gives Dreamers a pathway to citizenship.feedback

Mike Coffman

When I return to D.C., I will file a discharge petition to force a floor vote on the #BRIDGEAct. #DACA participants grew up here, went to school here, and should be allowed to stay here. The time has come to take action.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Therefore, in the best interests of our country, and in keeping with the obligations of my office, the Department of Homeland Security will begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA, one that provides minimum disruption. While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today.feedback

Jonathan Turley

In ordering this blanket exception, President Obama was nullifying part of a law that he simply disagreed with.….If a president can claim sweeping discretion to suspend key federal laws, the entire legislative process becomes little more than a pretense…The circumvention of the legislative process not only undermines the authority of this branch but destabilizes the tripartite system as a whole.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We are going to deal with Daca with heart. The Daca situation is a very difficult thing for me, as I love these kids, I love kids. I have kids and grandkids, and I find it very, very hard doing what the law says exactly to do and, you know, the law is rough.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

I will sue to protect them. They've earned the right to stay in the only home they have ever known.feedback

Stephen King

Ending Daca now gives [a] chance to restore rule of law. Delaying so R[epublican] leadership can push amnesty is Republican suicide.feedback

Joe Guzzardi

If they have a record of, for example, two misdemeanor crimes or identity theft, they should be dealt with harshly. A lot of these Dreamers held jobs before Daca so they either used stolen or falsified identity documents and that's a crime.feedback

Joe Guzzardi

If President Trump had done what candidate Trump promised to do, which was end Daca on day one, there would not be this humming and hawing that we've seen from him and all this awful speculation. Millions of people voted for him on the basis of that promise and the delay has been a huge disappointment.feedback

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

After teasing #Dreamers for months with talk of his "great heart," @POTUS slams door on them. Some "heart"... If reports of ending #DACA within 6 months are true, #Congress must work immediately to pass law protecting #Dreamers who only know the US.feedback

Rita Ruiz de Guillen

I've lost a great son, you have no idea. I'm asking God to give me strength. When we are with God, there are no borders. Man made borders on this earth.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

They pay more than $140 million in state and local taxes. They are vital members of our community. The poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty – written by the descendant of early Jewish immigrants – promises this nation will "lift its lamp" for the huddled masses. New York will never break that promise. And neither will my office.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Dear Republicans, your moment has come. Every Democrat will join you. Show the courage and grace to save these children, and our nation.feedback

Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security

Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons. It was shortly after that I concluded the Congress was unlikely to act–and that for a lot of reasons–it would make sense to revisit the idea: Could we do something administratively for this group?feedback

Felicia Escobar

Within that last week we knew we were moving forward.feedback

Cristina Jimenez

It was a shift in many ways from the past, which was mainly closed-door meetings and members of Congress sharing our stories sometimes with different names, or covering our faces with media, etc.feedback

Alejandro N. Mayorkas - Homeland Security

We're speaking [about] an anticipated 10 percent volume increase in the work of the agency.feedback

Dick Durbin

You're saying to qualified individuals that they will not be deported, but they can't work to support themselves and their families.feedback

Paul Waldman

We are going to show great heart, ” President Trump said at a news conference in February when asked about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “We are going to deal with DACA with heart.” If you believed that for a second, you were a fool.feedback

Bernie Sanders

If Trump decides to end DACA, it will be one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president in our modern history. Taking legal protections away from 800,000 young people raised in this country is absolutely counter to what we stand for as a nation.feedback

Todd Schulte - Fwd.us

The federal government has the cellphone and home address of every DACA recipient. They grew up here, they work at nearly every major company in America, serve in the military and many are working on recovery efforts in Texas. If DACA is repealed and no permanent legislation passed, they will all be fired and our government will begin the large-scale deportation of people raised in the United States, using information they volunteered to the government with the promise it would never be used against them or their families.feedback

Mark Krikorian

It's not clear what delaying this for six months means. He's being pulled in a bunch of different directions, and because he doesn't have any strong ideological anchor, or deep knowledge of the issue, he ends up sort of not knowing what to do. I think the fact that they did nothing to it suggests that they had no idea what to do.feedback

Ruby Solis

We're not bad people. We're just trying to do a better future. For them.feedback

Ruby Solis

This was our dream, you know. Both mine and his dream has always been: A small home, a cheap home that we could pay off quick, both of us put in a lot of overtime. We never expected this to happen. This storm just brought us right back down.feedback

Ilka Eren

DACA literally changed my life. I really don't know where I would be without it.feedback

Rudy Zamora

Dean Heller can say a lot of things. The day that Senator Dean Heller votes to protect DACA and protect our families will be the day we trust him.feedback