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Kasich: 'Reasonable' GOP, Dems Can Find Solution to DACA

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 September 2017 11:01 AM

Republicans and Democrats should be able to work together and solve the issue of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio.

"Congress has six months, it should take like six hours to get this done, and the way I think they need to do it is to get reasonable Republicans and Democrats from the middle and build out a solution to this," Kasich said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning."

The Ohio governor slammed Trump's plan to rescind DACA, the program that allowed temporary work visas for people who arrived illegally in the U.S. when they were children.

"The simple fact is they ought to be able to stay here. They ought to have permanent resident status. They ought to be able to stay and continue to contribute, and take this cloud from over their heads," Kasich said.

"Can you imagine that we're taking kids who came here, you know, they had nothing to do with the fact that they were brought here. They have become a very significant part of our society," the former Republican presidential candidate said.

Ohio welcomes the "Dreamers" from the program, Kasich said. "If the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live, come to Ohio. We want all the immigrants to come to Ohio, we know how much immigrants contribute."

He said that DACA is a "simple moral issue … we don't want to take these young people who are a part of our nation, and just threaten them or ship them out of our country."

A number of states planned to sue the U.S. over the DACA program. Kasich said he would have welcomed such lawsuits. "I would have told those states, let's go to court. Let's get it on … I would have said, 'Alright, sue me. And by the way, I'm going to expose you for what you are, because you're putting kids at risk.'"

"This is the United States of America, and we're putting kids, young people, who are contributors, in jeopardy. This is not the America that we all love," he said about the rescinding of the program.

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