Senator John McCain (R-AZ) criticized the Trump administration’s decision to suspend DACA, calling the move “the wrong approach to immigration policy.”
“The federal government has a responsibility to defend and secure our borders, but we must do so in a way that upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation,” McCain said.
The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrival program, implemented by former president Barack Obama through executive order in 2012, has protected over 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation who arrived in the U.S. as children.
McCain also stated his support for the DREAM Act as part of Congressionally-approved immigration reform.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 5, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of DACA on Tuesday. Thousands marched in cities across the nation over the weekend in anticipation of the administration’s decision.