June 10, 2018

John Kasich: Bypass GOP leaders and get DACA done for DREAMers

Last fall, the Trump administration made efforts to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Ever since, 800,000 young people in America are living in fear of deportation from the only homes most of them have ever known. Court decisions have delayed the president’s shutdown of DACA and bought Congress time to find a solution, but nothing has been done yet. However, through the use of a tool called a discharge petition, Congress could bring this issue to the House floor. Congress needs to band together to help the 800,000 Americans stay American.

“As governor of a state with many DACA residents and as a grandson of immigrants who values the immense contributions each new generation of arrivals has brought to America, I am deeply concerned by congressional inaction on DACA. Also, as a former member of Congress, I believe that election to the House or Senate carries a responsibility to solve problems and keep America on course with the values that have made our nation great.”

Read more by John Kasich in his op-ed for USA Today.