Paul Spencer, Democratic candidate for Arkansas’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement after the administration announced the discontinuation of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.
Candidate Spencer provided the following statement:
Today, our country failed 800,000 of our immigrant brothers and sisters. By discontinuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Trump has forsaken our country’s foundational documents that ensure a dignified life for all who live here.
Our congressional representatives and our state Attorney General in Arkansas must take action to protect the over 10,000 children, students, and workers who have only ever known our state as home.
Ending the program neglects the expert opinions of countless economists, who have noted that these immigrants contribute to our economy, and it goes against the majority of our citizens who support DACA.
If our Congressional representatives and Attorney General fail to support these children, they expose this callous action as merely a political maneuver, devoid of compassion and patriotism.