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 are compelled to act immediately because many DACA recipients are about to lose or have already lost their permits in the wake of the program’s rescission.”

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
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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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“Studies have shown that passing legislation to permanently protect these individuals [DACA recipients] would add hundreds of billions to our country’s gross domestic product (GDP). That is why the business community, universities, and civic leaders alike support a permanent legislative solution.”

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
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Congress must take action to protect these young adults who know no other country to call home.”

Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
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Since being approved for DACA status, an overwhelming majority of these individuals have enrolled in school, found employment, or have served in the military.”

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)
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“I have long supported finding a solution to DACA and have cosponsored bipartisan legislation to address it.”

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
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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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“We must pass legislation that protects DACA recipients from deportation and gives them the opportunity to apply for a more secure status in our country as soon as possible.”

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)
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It’s imperative that Congress act so that young people who were brought to the United States as children, through no decision of their own, can stop living in fear of deportation.”

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
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“Reaching across the aisle to protect DACA recipients before the holidays is the right thing to do.”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
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“I have long supported accommodating those brought to this country illegally through no fault of their own.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
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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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“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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“DACA recipients – young people brought to America through no fault of their own – are contributing members of our communities and our economy. For many, this is the only country they have every known. They are American in every way except their immigration status.”

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
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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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