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GOP Senator Comes Out to Defend DACA

After a report from Politico said President Donald Trump decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) is the latest Republican to come out against the idea, arguing that Americans dont “hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents.”

“It is right for there to be consequences for those who intentionally entered this country illegally,” Lankford said in a statement on Monday, according to The Hill. “We as Americans do not hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents.”

Lankford isn’t the first to come out against Trump over the issue. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan voiced his own opposition to the act when asked about the president’s plan to end the program in an interview last week.

Ryan also said that while President Barack Obama “did not have the legislative authority” to put DACA in place, he acknowledged that “these are kids who know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and don’t know another home.”

On Monday, Lankford also pushed for Congress to “confront the nation’s out-of-date immigration policy and finally resolve the issues of strong border enforcement and merit immigration.”

“Policy reform must come from the American people through Congress. The Legislative and Executive Branch should put aside passivity and partisanship and finally modernize our immigration laws.”