On Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said that Congress should pass the new amnesty in a comprehensive immigration reform or package. According to him, Sending dreamers back to their native countries would be “unconscionable.”
Mr. McCain said, “It is not conscionable to tell young people who came here as children that they have to go back to a country that they don’t know.”
“And, by the way, there’s 900 of these dreamers that are serving in uniform in the United States military. Now, are we going to go to the young men or women serving in Afghanistan or Iraq today and say, ‘By the way, you’re a dreamer, get back to fill in the blank.’ We’re not going to do that to these young men and women who are serving in uniform,” he added.
Mr. McCain urged to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals campaign to be done in a comprehensive immigration package that will provide the permanent protections for young immigrants.
Mr. McCain said, “I think it ought to be done in a comprehensive fashion.”
“A few years ago, we passed through the Senate with a vote of 68 votes, comprehensive immigration reform, that STEM, science, technology and engineering people, guest workers, a number of other provisions that makes it comprehensive, border security, etc. — we need to do that, and make that part of the dreamers part.”
U.S. President Donald Trump had announced last week that the DACA policy is going to end but the Congress will get six months time to replace the program.
According to him, ending the DACA program is in “the best interests of our country” to “begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA, one that provides minimum disruption.”
Trump said, “In effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.”