Paul calls for bipartisan DACA solution

Paul calls for bipartisan DACA solution
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Republican Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSunday shows preview: New members preview agendas after Democratic House takeover Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Lawmakers struggle with how to punish Saudi Arabia | Trump regrets not visiting Arlington for Veterans Day | North Korea deports detained American Hillicon Valley: Facebook reeling after NYT report | Dems want DOJ probe | HQ2 brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Judge upholds Russian troll farm indictments | Cyber moonshot panel unveils recommendations MORE (Ky.) on Tuesday called for bipartisan congressional collaboration to replace or fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration (DACA) policy, shortly after the Trump administration announced its decision to end the program.

In a series of tweets, Paul said that the Obama-era order "was illegal," but the overarching problem calls for a "bipartisan" solution.

The Kentucky senator added that "there are ways" to protect the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as minors and sought work permits.

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Paul's tweets come shortly after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFlorida sues CVS, Walgreens over sale of opioids Attorneys want Supreme Court to determine legality of Whitaker as acting AG Hillicon Valley: Russian-linked hackers may have impersonated US officials | Trump signs DHS cyber bill | Prosecutors inadvertently reveal charges against Assange | Accenture workers protest border enforcement work | App mines crypto for bail bonds MORE announced that the Trump administration will end the program.

"The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded," Sessions said during a press briefing at the Justice Department, closing the door on new applications from people who hope to be DACA recipients and phasing out the program's protections provided to current recipients over the next six months.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanCalif. congresswoman-elect bumps into Pelosi at airport How this year’s freshmen can save the Congress — and themselves Democrat Katie Porter unseats GOP's Mimi Walters MORE (R-Wis.), have urged Trump to amend the program, rather than doing away with it entirely.