DACA decision under fire in Hawaii

HAWAII — The Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals created by President Obama in 2012 to protect immigrants who came to this country as children was criticized by the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

“The Trump administration turned its back on hard-working immigrant families and students,” said DPH Chair, Tim Vandeveer, in a press release.

He said the decision could hurt 800,000 young immigrants who only know this country as their home.

Republican Party of Kauai’s GOP County Chair, Steve Yoder, said this is fake news and Trump will never send them back.

He quoted Milton Friedman by saying, “We care, but we are still a nation of laws, and you can’t take on obligations you can’t afford.”

“There is only so much you can do,” Yoder said. “America must take care of itself, it’s first priority. Then and only then can America show the compassion that no other country has ever shown.”


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