While SCOTUS Deliberates DACA, Gov. Ducey Says Congress Should Do Its Job

By Holliday Moore
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:17am
Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:10am

Doug Ducey Northrop Grumman Chandler
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Doug Ducey.

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating whether the White House has the authority to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. However, Gov. Doug Ducey sees the issue as Congress' responsibility.

The governor told Capitol Media Services Congress should do its job and find a permanent solution for the more than 660,000 DREAMers living in the U.S.

DACA is an Obama-era system allowing immigrants who arrived in the U.S. undocumented as children to remain, so long as they meet certain criteria.

Whatever the Supreme Court decides, Ducey said he wants Congress to find a path toward legalizing DACA recipients, including the nearly 25,000 living in Arizona.

"The Supreme Court's going to do what the Supreme Court's going to do," he said. "I want to make sure that the rug isn't pulled out from underneath these DACA kids. The judicial branch has its role, the legislative branch has its role."

While Ducey has criticized the Obama administration for establishing DACA, he has also said DREAMers should not be punished for their parents' decisions.

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