Hurricane relief funds tied to DACA What's Your Point? December 24, 2017

- Some in Washington are threatening to hold disaster relief dollars unless there are some concessions on immigration 

This week's panelists: Jared Woodfill - conservative attorney, Nyanza Moore - progressive commentator and Houston attorney, Tony Diaz - educator and Chicano activist,  Marcus Davis - host Sunday Morning Live Majic102, Bill King - columnist and former Kemah Mayor, Kathleen McKinnley -  conservative blogger.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Eleven governors are urging Congress to save an imperiled program that protects young immigrants from deportation.

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and nine others wrote congressional leaders Wednesday that their cities and towns are seeing more than 100 young people lose protective status every day while the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is in limbo.

Other governors signing the letter were Democrats from Minnesota, Montana, Pennsylvania and North Carolina; Republicans from Nevada, Massachusetts, Vermont and Utah; and Alaska's governor, who's independent.

President Donald Trump phased out the DACA program earlier this year, leaving Congress to negotiate a permanent replacement.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children or who came with families who overstayed visas. Hundreds of thousands are now college-aged.

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