James Lankford is co-sponsoring legislation to protect DACA beneficiaries
by Justin Wingerter, The Oklahoman

U.S. Sen. James Lankford will co-sponsor legislation to protect from deportation young people brought to America by undocumented immigrants.

Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, told CNN on Thursday that he has worked for weeks with U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on a legislative alternative to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an executive order by former President Barack Obama that was rescinded by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sept. 5.

“These individuals are literally in limbo, people without a country. We have to be able to resolve this,” Lankford said.

The senator declined to give details of the Tillis-Lankford bill. There are about 7,500 DACA beneficiaries in Oklahoma.

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