MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two Minnesota politicians were back in the state Sunday to voice their support for DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Dreamers are undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Keith Ellison spoke at the Hennepin County Government Center.

Smith says she’s going to work along Ellison to keep Dreamers here in the U.S.

“I will join the fight for the DREAM Act that will create a pathway to citizenship for our Dreamers,” Smith said. “The DREAM Act has bipartisan support in the Senate. And I am hopeful that working together, Democrats, Republicans, activists, advocates and Dreamers, we can get this done.”

Ellison’s office says over 800,000 Dreamers have had assurance they can live and work without fear of deportation since 2012.

  1. In 1986 the Democrats approached President Reagan about amnesty in exchange for a border wall, e-verify and interior enforcement. After Reagan signed the bill, the enforcement provisions were ignored by the Democrats. We had a promise of a visa entry-exit system in 1996, and six more amnesties. The promises of enforcement were not kept.

    There should be no DACA or deal of any kind until past promises are kept.

    At 18 they are adults, and responsible for their own illegal status. The laws before DACA required them to go home and come back legally. If 18 year old,s can go to war, they can fix their parents mess.

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