Trump decision dismays Northwest Arkansas immigrants and advocates

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:15 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAN HOLTMEYER Mireya Reith (center left) speaks Tuesday against the Trump administration’s decision to end Obama-era protections for some immigrants brought into the country illegally as children at the Immigrant Resource Center in Springdale. She was joined by recipients of the program and their supporters and called the decision “a fulfillment of our worst nightmare.”

Northwest Arkansas immigrants and supporters reacted here and in front of the White House with dismay to President Donald Trump's decision to phase out legal protections for some immigrants who were brought illegally into the country as children.

Meeting information

The Immigrant Resource Center plans to hold a community forum this evening to answer questions about the Trump administration’s immigration decision and provide mental health care for those affected.

• Where: 1301 E. Robinson Ave., Ste. B6

• When: 5-8 p.m. today

Source: Immigrant Resource Center

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I believe there needs to be a way for the children who came here illegally to become legal if they are productive members of American society. However, at the same time, I believe we have to do something to stop perpetuating the problem of illegally entering America by offering the children amnesty once they get here. I would love to know the what those mentioned in this article or those like them would suggest to do about the problem of illegal immigration. They have been here for over 20 years and should have done great ideas how to help the current problem. We have a legal process to come to America, and I don't believe it is right to give the adults a great reason to risk their lives and the lives of their children by allowing DACA to continue unabated.

Posted by: teacherforlife

September 6, 2017 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )