State lawmakers debate the legality of DACA
Sept. 6, 2017
Arizona lawmakers, Tony Navarrete and John Kavanagh discuss President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program that has benefited many undocumented immigrants brought to America as children.
Navarrete, Democratic state senator for Arizona’s 30th District, believes that “taking away DACA and manufacturing a crisis around them is not a solution.”
Republican State Senator Kavanagh disagrees. Kavanagh, who represents Arizona’s 23rd District, argues that DACA is unconstitutional. He says if Trump hadn’t called to rescind it, a group of governors would have filed a lawsuit resulting in the end of DACA with no forewarning.
Kavanagh believes previous DACA recipients should be legalized by Congress, not by the president making an edict.
Navarrete remains strong in his convictions, stating that, “this decision by the president to simply take away DACA is inappropriate, it’s cruel. And at the end of the day, it does not solve the issue.”