Democratic Party of Arkansas Condemns Trump's DACA Decision, Calls on Republican Representatives in Congress to Protect DACA Participants
LITTLE ROCK - The Democratic Party of Arkansas today condemned the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
Statement from Democratic Party of Arkansas, Chairman Michael John Gray:
"I am severely disappointed in this administration's decision to end DACA. And what is even more disappointing is that our own Attorney General Leslie Rutledge helped him do it. 800,000 young people - 10,000 in Arkansas - who grew up here and have only known the United States as home are now at risk of deportation. It's impractical as it is coldhearted.
"Our Republican leaders need to stop rubber stamping a federal agenda that hurts the interests of our state. It's time Governor Hutchinson stepped up to lead for Arkansas - not fall in line behind President Trump. We must call on Governor Hutchinson as well as our representatives in Congress - Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. John Boozman, Rep. Rick Crawford, Rep. French Hill, Rep. Steve Womack, Rep. Bruce Westerman - to do their jobs and get to work on comprehensive immigration reform that protects these young people. We know the bipartisan support this issue enjoys; it should be simple. We'll see if Republicans can put down their political games for a minute and come together on this important issue."