A prominent Republican fund-raiser turned critic of President Donald Trump said Thursday it would be a huge economic mistake not to let young undocumented immigrants, called “Dreamers,” remain in the United States.
President Donald Trump‘s decision to do away with his predecessor’s policy that benefited hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” has put Florida Republicans in a bind.
My Republican friends (yes, I have them) loathe being called the party of mean people, and I completely understand why they feel that way. What some see as mean, others see as principled. That’s particularly true with programs like Medicaid expansion in Florida, which many Republicans say costs too much and doesn’t work well enough. I respect that point of view because it’s not looney, even if I don’t agree. But when it comes to so-called Dreamers – the children…
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Latvala joined the chorus of so far mostly Democrats calling for preservation of the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program to let young, undocumented immigrants stay in the United States. Latvala, the state senator from Clearwater, directed his call not at President Donald Trump, who has signaled he will end the President Barack Obama program as early as Tuesday, but at Congress and the Republican Party.
President Donald Trump plans to announce Tuesday that he will end an Obama-era program protecting young immigrants brought into the country as children, which quickly drew the ire of Florida Democrats.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum joined the call to save the program allowing young, undocumented immigrants to stay in America, charging that President Donald Trump‘s anticipated repeal of DACA would be a “moral stain.”
Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor is scheduled to host a town-hall meeting on immigration issues Tuesday night at Alonso High School in Town N’ Country. Tuesday is the fifth anniversary of the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation. Nearly 800,000 young people have benefited from the program since it was implemented by President Obama in 2012. Castor will begin the evening by hosting what she’s calling the “American Dream Awards,” signaling out four…