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Pence Channels Obama in Arguing for DACA Legislation

(Fox News' "The Story")

By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2018 08:23 PM

Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration's decision to seek Congressional intervention to fix the DACA issue by referencing the former commander-in-chief.

Pence sat down with Fox News' "The Story" with Martha MacCallum and was asked about ongoing discussions related to immigration and what lawmakers can do to protect people who have benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before they are forced to leave the United States in March.

Tuesday night, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration's move to end DACA.

"We believe that decision was wrongly decided," Pence said. "Once again, another west coast judge rendered a decision that if it would go to the Supreme Court, it would be overturned. Even President Obama said on multiple occasions that he did not have the authority, through executive action, to extend protection through DACA. And President Trump last year made it clear that we're gonna stand by the Constitution.

"Congress writes the laws. The president implements and upholds and executes the law, and we're confident the Supreme Court would uphold that."

Pence said the Trump administration wants lawmakers on Capitol Hill to join together and write a bipartisan bill that would check all the boxes — protect DACA recipients, which includes people who came to the U.S. illegally with their parents as children, secure the border with a wall, and change certain portions of the current immigration laws.

Pence highlighted the fact Trump would not sign any immigration bill that does not include funding for some type of border wall. And he said voters support what the administration is trying to do, so all that is left is for Congress to get it done.

"We're confident that even before the president's deadline of March is reached that we'll be able to achieve an outcome that will give credit to all those priorities," Pence said.

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Defending President Donald Trump's decision to force Congressional intervention to fix the DACA issue, Vice President Mike Pence said Congress writes the laws and a west coast judge was out of the rule of law to rule against President Trump's executive order.
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 08:23 PM
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