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Heller Says He Supports DACA

Nevada Senator Dean Heller has come out in defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program on the eve of an anticipated presidential announcement ending it. 

Heller told the Reno Gazette-Journal that while he’s concerned about the program’s origins from an executive order, he supports it.  

In a statement to the paper, he wrote: “hard working individuals who came to this country through no fault of their own as children should not be immediately shown the door.”

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Heller is a co-sponsor of the Bridge Act, which, if enacted, would set out new pre-requisites for work authorization and so-called “provisional protected presence.”