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Koch Brothers Pushing DACA Reforms to Protect Dreamers

Koch Brothers Pushing DACA Reforms to Protect Dreamers
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Thursday, 07 September 2017 05:51 PM

The billionaire Koch brothers plan to mobilize their conservative political network to push Congress to protect young illegal immigrants shielded by an Obama-era program the Trump administration is rescinding, The Daily Beast reported.

Congress has been given six months to find a replacement for those legal protections provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that are set to be removed.

"The Seminar Network is committed to working with and encouraging lawmakers to come together to pass a durable solution into law," James Davis, a spokesman for the Koch-backed group, told The Daily Beast in an email.

"Our country has benefited tremendously from a history of welcoming people from all cultures and backgrounds. This is a hallmark of free and open societies."

The bulk of the Koch network's promotion of a DACA fix will take place through its entity that focuses on Latino issues, the Libre Initiative, The Daily Beast reported.

And leading its legislative campaign will be Marilinda Garcia, the group's national spokesperson and a former New Hampshire state legislator, the outlet reported.

"She (and we) have always made our views clear on immigration," Brian Faughnan, a Libre spokesman, told The Daily Beast. "With the recent action on DACA/Dreamers, she'll be encouraging lawmakers to act as expeditiously as possible on a bipartisan fix that allows Dreamers to remain here, achieve their potential, [and] help build a stronger nation."

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The billionaire Koch brothers plan to mobilize their conservative political network to push Congress to protect young illegal immigrants shielded by an Obama-era program the Trump administration is rescinding, The Daily Beast reported.
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