WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement regarding the announcement to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“The original DACA program announced in 2012 was premised on sound public policy, and unlike DAPA, it was not challenged in court. Individuals enrolled in good faith and became ingrained in our communities and the nation’s economy. To reverse course now and deport these individuals is contrary to fundamental American principles and the best interests of our country.
“With approximately 700,000 DACA recipients working for all sorts of businesses across the country, terminating their employment eligibility runs contrary to the president’s goal of growing the U.S. economy.
“We ask that the administration and the Congress work together to quickly find a legislative solution before the program expires.”