Trump's decision to end DACA has plenty of support

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

You've seen the protests, the anger and outrage, but not everyone thinks President Donald Trump's decision to do away with DACA was a bad call.

[RELATED: Trump's decision to end immigrant program unleashes protests]

Pastor Mark Burns tweeted that DACA was unconstitutional and that "Americans should be 1st."

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tweeted that DACA would "Give chance 2 restore Rule of Law.'

[WATCH RAW VIDEO: White House briefing on DACA decision]

[READ MORE: Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants]

[WATCH RAW VIDEO: AG Sessions announcement on DACA program]

Mary Ann Mendoza is the Valley mom whose son, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed a few years ago by a drunk driver, who was also an undocumented immigrant.

The undocumented immigrant was not a "Dreamer."

"It's the right message," said Mendoza. "To have a president who listens to the American people and understands what we need in this country, not only for American safety, but for our economy, for our jobs, and a million other things illegal immigration brings to our country."

[RELATED: Mom of Mesa officer killed by undocumented immigrant launches group for crime victims]

[RELATED: Arizonans on hand as Trump signs orders on borders, immigration]

Mark Spencer is with the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

He said it was only a matter of time before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was abolished because the executive order was unconstitutional.

Spencer believes what the president did was both smart and generous.

[DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement]

"Smart in the sense - Congress do your job - if you don't like the law change it - come up with a solution," said Spencer.  "Generous in that it doesn't leave 800,000 young men and women just stranded immediately. It gives both parties six months to come up with a solution."

[RELATED: Trump vows to revisit DACA if Congress stumbles]

[READ: Obama calls decision to phase-out DACA 'cruel']

[RELATED: McCain, Flake oppose the end of DACA]

[SLIDESHOW: Reactions following DACA announcement]


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Jason Barry
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Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

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