Bost Statement on DACA Program

September 5, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement following the Trump administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:


Policies are only as durable as the process through which they are created. The confusion and uncertainty regarding the legal status of individuals affected by DACA is due in large part to the Obama administration’s insistence on sidestepping congressional authority. The House has already taken steps to make America safer, secure our borders and end sanctuary cities, but serious work remains. It is my sincere hope that the House and Senate, in coordination with the president, will find a just and reasonable solution for those affected by the DACA program, while also underscoring the importance of the rule of law.