There are mixed emotions in Nebraska regarding President Trump’s decision to end DACA. Congress has been given six months to come up with a solution to the 800-thousand undocumented Dreamers who were brought into the country illegally as children. Marguerite Telford is the Director of Communications with the Center for Immigration Studies and says now Congress needs to get to work. She believes that they will be legalized but if that happens there needs to be a balance.
Telford says, “What I want to see is a deal made where we decrease illegal immigration. The Raise Act which Senator Cotton and Senator Perdue has decrease chain migration. It gets rid of the parents coming in and the older kids, so cut those numbers. Cut the Visa lottery. Kind of have a balance between who you just let in and who you let in in the future – and E-Verify.”
According to Telford, amnesty is not an option. She says that will attract more illegals coming into the country. This is where E-Verify will serve as an important took in helping the immigration issue.