California and three other states sued the Trump administration over his decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the program that provides protections for people brought to the United States illegally as children. It’s the latest bid by Democratic state attorneys general to save the policy.
President Trump has given the Congress six months to put something together.
Although Southern California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he’d prefer Congress to approve DACA, he says President George W. Bush’s 2007 proposal for a comprehensive immigration reform should be revisited.
“(It) probably could have passed the Congress but it wasn’t allowed to be taken up for a vote. And I think the reason why it wasn’t allowed to be taken up for a vote then was that it would have had a majority of Democratic members and a minority of Republican members supporting it, and that’s probably the best you’re going to do with a comprehensive bill. But that should be enough. That would pass the Congress and get the President’s signature. We ought to at least have a vote on what had been proposed then. I think it’s still a good formula now.”
Bush’s plan called for securing the borders, work site enforcement, a temporary worker program, and the resolution of the status of illegal immigrants already here without granting amnesty.
Adam Schiff was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
By Sandy Wells