I'm here today to announce that the program known as DACA, that was effectuated under the Obama administration, is being rescinded. The effect of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other things, contributed to a surge of minors at the southern border that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences. It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.
To have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, we cannot admit everyone. One who would like to come here. It's just that simple. That would be an open borders policy and American people have rightly rejected that. Therefore, the nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year.
And that means all cannot be accepted. This does not mean they are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way. It means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them.