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As GOP Governors Urge Congressional Action on DACA, Why Won’t Florida Candidates Speak Up?

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Republican governors of several states recently banded together in a letter to Congress, urging them to take action to protect DREAMers from deportation, yet Florida gubernatorial contenders Richard Corcoran and Adam Putnam have remained conspicuously silent on the issue this winter.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, and Utah Governor Gary Herbert all signed a letter to Congressional leaders this week, urging them to develop a bipartisan solution to protect DREAMers and allow them to remain in the country. Florida is home to over 30,000 DACA participants, yet as the deadline for Congressional action draws near, Corcoran and Putnam have remained silent.

“Tens of thousands of DACA recipients are facing deportation, yet Florida gubernatorial candidates Richard Corcoran and Adam Putnam have remained silent and refused to help these young people secure their place in the only country they have known as home,” said DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold. “By sitting on the sidelines and refusing to help these DREAMers, these Republicans are making their true priorities known. Florida voters will remember their silence when it comes time to select their governor next year.”