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Miami Republicans Ask Trump to Keep DACA in Place

Miami Republicans Ask Trump to Keep DACA in Place
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (AP)

By    |   Friday, 25 August 2017 04:47 PM

Six House lawmakers, including two Republicans from the Miami area, are urging President Donald Trump to keep in place a law that allows people who arrived to the United States illegally as minors to stay in the country.

The Tampa Bay Times published a copy of a letter signed by Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo that asked the president not to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. A report earlier Friday claimed Trump was considering ending the 2012 law.

"Children brought to the United States at a young age did not have a choice in the matter," the letter reads. "They did not willingly seek to violate American statutes when they traveled with their families across our borders, as the alternative was often life without primary caregivers.

"Such cases require careful and thoughtful analysis about what is in the best interests of our country. For many, the United States is the only country they know or remember."

The Trump administration has tried to crack down on the nation's illegal immigration problem in recent months. Several raids have been conducted, which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) insisted were simply part of the agency's job regardless of who occupies the Oval Office.

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Six House lawmakers, including two Republicans from the Miami area, are urging President Donald Trump to keep in place a law that allows people who arrived to the United States illegally as minors to stay in the country.
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