Congresswoman urges deal on DACA

WASHINGTON, DC - Fresh off a civil rights pilgrimage with five Spokane leaders, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is pushing for a deal on DACA.  

The Congresswoman says quick action needs to be taken to provide long-term certainty to DACA recipients and secure the borders

“I am very disappointed that this issue remains unresolved. I said earlier this year that a bipartisan agreement is the best path forward, and I still believe that, but we need to get this done. I wanted us to find a solution by today, but it appears that deadline will not be met. The president left the issue in our hands, and I will continue working with my colleagues to advocate for action and encourage those negotiating this to come to a deal based on the agreed upon bipartisan principles.”

In September when President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he created a six-month delay to give Congress time to come up with a legislative version of the policy, which protected young undocumented immigrants who had come to the US as children.  

The deadline was Monday, March 5.

Over the weekend, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers joined fellow Congressional colleagues and leaders from Spokane on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Memphis, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma to walk in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders who helped pave the way for racial equality in America. 

You can watch KXLY4's coverage of that pilgrimage by clicking here.