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Kasich offers home for Dreamers in Ohio

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich said that “Dreamers” are welcome to come to Ohio, while slamming Trump’s decision to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“If the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live, come to Ohio,” he said, using a common term for DACA recipients.

“We want all the immigrants to come to Ohio because we know how much they contribute to America,” he said on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday.

Kasich added that his decision “is not the America that we all love” and that Trump’s decision to cancel the DACA program is putting young immigrants in jeopardy.

{mosads}”I wouldn’t be in America if it wasn’t for immigration,” he said. “Who knows, maybe I’d be the president of Croatia.”

DACA is an Obama administration program that defers deportation for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and lets them apply for work permits. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the program will be phased out in the next six months in order to give legislators time to pass a new immigration bill.

Trump and other Republicans have argued that President Barack Obama was wrong to implement DACA without going through Congress to pass immigration reform. 

“There can be no path to principled immigration reform if the executive branch is able to rewrite or nullify federal laws at will,” Trump said.

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