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Dem Sen Cardin: We’ll Do Everything in Our Power to Ensure DACA Protection Is Addressed

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) said Democrats will do everything in their power to ensure protection for DACA recipients is address in Congress.

Cardin said he “will do everything in my power” to ensure Congress acts to protect DACA recipients.

He continued, “I think it’s unconscionable that we would rip families apart, people who know no other country but the United States. That would be detrimental to our economy. That makes no sense at all. The overwhelming majority of people believe the DREAMers should be able to stay here. We have bipartisan support in the Congress to pass it. If the Republican leadership will bring it up for a vote, we can pass protection for the DREAMers. We can fix our immigration system, but they won’t bring the issue up for votes. Democrats cannot set the agenda. We’re in the minority. But we will do everything that we have in our power to make sure that these issues are addressed.”

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