Trump’s DACA decision leaves fate uncertain for 2,800 Mississippians

To date, 2,836 people are living in Mississippi under DACA status, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services….

…Gov. Phil Bryant, an ardent Trump supporter, said he believes immigration decisions lie solely with Congress.

“I have always maintained the Obama administration’s unilateral creation of the DACA program was illegal,” Bryant said in an emailed statement. “Policies pertaining to the entry of immigrants and their right to remain in the U.S. are entrusted exclusively to Congress. Should Congress choose to address the issue, I am hopeful a solution can be reached that both upholds American immigration laws and strengthens our system of legal immigration.”

Clarion Ledger