Special to the
Opelika Observer

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), House Homeland Security Committee ranking member, released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“I am shocked by today’s ruling on the DACA program. This extralegal, unconstitutional amnesty program was created by a single memo in the Obama Administration and exempted nearly 700,000 people from our immigration laws. President Obama created a mess, and President Trump has attempted to clean it up.

“Unfortunately, some of the Justices on the Supreme Court seem more interested in legitimizing this unlawful program than preserving the clear principle that Congress, not the President, makes law in America. I believe that President Trump can act quickly to deal with the additional legal hoops erected by the Supreme Court this morning and terminate this unconstitutional program.”