Ohio State Governor John Kasich has offered a home to those currently benefitting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recently rescinded by the President Donald Trump’s administration, saying “If the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live, come to Ohio.”
Governor Kasich said on CBS Television program “CBS This Morning” that “the children and young people in DACA are contributors to American society.”
According to him, ““If you were one of these young people, striving to be a part of America and to make something of yourself and all of a sudden somebody tells you one day you may be deported to a country you know nothing about. We want them in America.
“If the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live, come to Ohio. We want all the immigrants to come to Ohio because we know how much they contribute to America,” he said.
Meanwhile the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs (OCHLA) has expressed support for DACA recipients while condemning President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
It said that “nearly 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S. will be directly impacted – 4,500 of whom reside in Ohio. Ohio is now poised to lose nearly 4,000 employees from the workforce, resulting in an estimated annual GDP loss of $25,609,158.
“While the economic implications of this decision cannot be ignored, even more important is the moral obligation of our government to protect its youth. DACA recipients are law-abiding citizens that have overcome myriad barriers to become productive, contributing members of society,” it stated.
Also, Ohio-based Immigration lawyer, Richard Herman has said that “the sudden end to DACA program creates issues for these individuals which could be devastating to families all over the United States.”