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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Congressman Russell Position on Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program

September 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Consistent with his earlier comments on immigration policy, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) stated today that it is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to address the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue.

“The President is correct in stating that the solution to DACA lies with Congress. Now we have a deadline. I personally cannot see a construct where we would or should want to deport these individuals. I think we must address a way to provide a permanent residency status which would then place the prospects of earning citizenship upon the individual. They had no choice on being here when they came here as children through the actions of others. A residency would give them a way to abide by our laws and then whether or not they would eventually become citizens would be on their own merits.”

To learn more about Congressman Russell’s views on immigration, DACA, the need to secure our borders and the illegality of sanctuary cities, watch his recent interview with Telemundo in Oklahoma City.