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Sen. Lankford on DACA: Don't Hold Kids Responsible for Parents

Sen. Lankford on DACA: Don't Hold Kids Responsible for Parents
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By    |   Monday, 04 September 2017 11:13 AM

Reacting to a report President Donald Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., insisted children should not be held accountable for the actions of their parents, The Hill reported.

"It is right for there to be consequences for those who intentionally entered this country illegally," Lankford said in a statement. "However, we as Americans do not hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents."

His comments came after Politico reported Trump has decided to end DACA.

The program allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. Trump is expected to delay enforcement of his decision for six months, according to Politico.

"We must confront the nation's out-of-date immigration policy and finally resolve the issues of strong border enforcement and merit immigration," Lankford said.

"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."

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Reacting to a report President Donald Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., insisted children should not be held accountable for the actions of their parents, The Hill reported.
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