GOP rep: Delaying the end of DACA is 'Republican suicide'

GOP rep: Delaying the end of DACA is 'Republican suicide'
© Greg Nash

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Sunday said it would be "Republican suicide" if President Trump followed through on a report that he was planning to end DACA with a six-month delay, insisting that the program instead needed to be ended immediately.

“Ending DACA now gives chance [to] restore Rule of Law. Delaying so [Republican] Leadership can push Amnesty is Republican suicide,” King tweeted.

 

 

Politico reported earlier Sunday that Trump was planning on ending the program with a six-month delay. DACA was designed to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as minors.

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GOP lawmakers had been pushing Trump to keep the protections in place, including Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Graham-Cassidy 'best, last chance' to repeal ObamaCare Ryan: Americans want to see Trump talking with Dem leaders Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Wis.), who came out against ending the program in an interview last week.

The six-month window would give Congress the chance to step in before the program was terminated, but means Republicans would have to pass immigration legislation before then — an area GOP leaders have struggled to reach consensus on in the past.