Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Rep. Stewart’s Statement on DACA

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“While well intentioned, the way the Obama administration went about enacting DACA was unconstitutional. Authority to alter immigration law clearly only lies within the purview of Congress. Nonetheless, I believe that we must protect those individuals who came to this country as children. I’m a cosponsor of two pieces of legislation that will continue to protect children of undocumented immigrants. These include the BRIDGE Act and the ENLIST Act. These bills bar the removal of individuals who were brought here under the age of 15 that are currently pursuing education, have recently graduated, or are serving in the armed forces. I look forward to Congress authorizing a long-term, legislative solution to this important and pressing problem.”