The Mayor of Tallahassee and Democratic Candidate Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum released the following statement about Speaker Richard Corcoran and President Donald J. Trump’s Immigration Policy.
“As President Trump weighs ending DACA and deporting children who have only known the United States as their home, I’m going to do everything I can to protect these children and their families. Speaker Corcoran is clearly pushing a far-right immigration agenda in his undeclared run for Governor, and cities all over the state must stand up against it.”
According to NPR The issue is also the subject of new legislation on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, the bipartisan “Dream Act” was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who want to offer a path to permanent legal status to people who arrived in the U.S. as children, can pass a background check, and otherwise fit the DACA criteria.
Graham also said he’s unsure how a federal court might rule on the legal challenge to the president’s power to grant legal residency to hundreds of thousands of immigrants. But, he said, “These DACA kids have come out of the shadows at the invitation of their government.”
Saying those young people deserve to be treated fairly, Graham added, “If you told them to go back home, they would go to where they were raised. They’re no more connected with a foreign country than I am.”
We have not found any recent statements that the Speaker has made about DACA