Immigration is an integral part of America’s success. These individuals provide new skills, ideas, and contributions to the economy. They work hard to earn their chance at a better life. And for many immigrants, America is the only home they have ever known.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival gave millions of individuals the opportunity to create a life in America, and their contributions to society have been great. These immigrants have become doctors, engineers, teachers, and more. They have helped fill holes in our labor force and continue to build out our economy. Learn more about why Republicans believe it is important to pass this integral legislation below.

What are Republicans saying?

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“We must find a solution that allows Dreamers to stay in this country they call home.”

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)
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“Rather than executive order, it is the responsibility of Congress to work together on fair, rigorous, and bipartisan legislation that addresses the long-term uncertainty facing these young people.”

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
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“What we need actually is a bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement. And we also recognize that there’s not likely to be one of those until we have some kind of path forward on the DREAMer, DACA issue tied to border security.”

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)
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“Congress cannot abdicate its responsibility to craft immigration policy to the White House any longer.”

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
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“The DACA program serves children and young adults who came to the United States at the choice of a parent or guardian. I proudly stand with DREAMers and strongly disagree with the decision to end a program that has greatly benefited thousands of young people who are an integral part of our country.”

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
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“There is no doubt that our immigration system is broken. Congress must provide a permanent, legislative solution for children brought here through no fault of their own.”

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)
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“America has never punished children for the actions of their parents, and we shouldn’t start now. These children and young adults know no other country as home.”

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)
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“I believe these children, who only know America to be their home, deserve an opportunity to be here legally.”

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
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“I equally understand the plight of the Dream Act kids who — for all practical purposes — know no country other than America.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
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“One of my top priorities is to ensure that these young people can continue the lives they’ve built here.”

Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
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“I am cosponsoring legislation that would provide a workable, permanent legislative solution for those individuals who entered our country unlawfully as children with their undocumented parents.”

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
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“DACA participants grew up here, went to school here, and should be allowed to stay here. The time has come to take action.”

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
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“I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to find a permanent legislative solution that protects DREAMers so that our nation does not lose this treasure trove of young people who only truly know and love the United States as their home.”

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
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“Congress must take action to provide a fair and permanent solution for these young immigrants.”

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
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“I’ve said all along that we need a workable, permanent solution for the Dreamer population.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
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“Undocumented children were brought to America through no fault of their own. My legislation will provide a fair and rigorous path for undocumented children to earn legal status.”

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
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“Congress must act immediately to pass permanent, stand-alone legislation to lawfully ensure that children who were brought here…by their parents, through no fault of their own, are able to stay and finish their education and continue to contribute to society.”

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
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