Close to 2,000 leaders from across the country are asking President Donald Trump to protect DACA. Here in Northwest Arkansas, two mayors have signed their names on a letter to show support for the program.
Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan both agree they signed to show their support for their young community.
They both said they hope President Trump can see taking these young people from the only country most of them know, would be the wrong way to approach the situation.
“I certainly hope the President of the United States continues to do DACA,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan.
Over 10,0000 Arkansans are DACA recipients. That number right here in NWA, 6,000.
“The reality is we all in Arkansas back our children. This is proof of our political leadership making yet another statement behind that,” said Mireya Reith, Founding Exec. Director of Arkansas United Community Coalition