In 2012, the Obama Administration began implementing a “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program for certain individuals who came to the United States illegally, essentially removing the threat of deportation.
On July 3rd, the New York Times reported that in recent months more than 290,000 individuals of all ages from Central America had been detained crossing the border and subsequently sent to cities across the United States.
This program granting de facto amnesty is gravely damaging the families trying to enter our country, and is straining state, county and municipal budgets that cannot cope with this amount of people, deepening an already significant humanitarian crisis.
Frank Guinta released the following statement:
“President Obama and Carol Shea-Porter continue to insist that they can choose which laws they would like to enforce and which they want to ignore. Not only is this inconsistent application of the law wrong, it is dangerous. The Congresswoman should demand an end to the DACA program, work to secure the border, and try to solve this crisis that is exponentially increasing as people are shipped around the country. As problems mount for the Obama Administration, Shea-Porter refuses to demand accountability or show any leadership. This is not what Granite Staters deserve from their elected officials.”