Paul calls for bipartisan DACA solution

Paul calls for bipartisan DACA solution
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Republican Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCNN catches heat for asking candidates about Ellen, Bush friendship at debate Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Trump isolated amid Syria furor | Pompeo, Pence to visit Turkey in push for ceasefire | Turkish troops advance in Syria | Graham throws support behind Trump's sanctions Rand Paul rips Lindsey Graham: 'Wrong about almost every foreign policy decision' 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.


Paul's tweets come shortly after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy 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"The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded," Sessions said during a press briefing at the Justice Department, closing the door on new applications from people who hope to be DACA recipients and phasing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 RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate MORE (R-Wis.), have urged Trump to amend the program, rather than doing away with it entirely.