The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Monday it will delay a scheduled hearing concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The hearing, titled "The Long-term Impact of Immigration: Exploring Reforms to our Nation's Guest Worker Programs and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Their Potential Impact on the American Economy and Local Communities," was scheduled for Wednesday.
The hearing has not been rescheduled yet, but will be determined by the "call of the chair."
The Judiciary Committee announced last week the hearing would take place on Wednesday, in response to President Trump calling to phase out DACA in six months.
Witnesses at the hearing included Michael Dougherty, assistant secretary for border, immigration, and trade at the Homeland Security Department; John Martin, senior policy adviser at the Labor Department; and Randel Johnson, senior vice president of labor, immigration, and employee benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.Former President Barack Obama established DACA through an executive order in 2012. It covers approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants ages 15-36 who arrived in the U.S. as minors.