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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb remains mum on DACA decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is ducking questions about whether he supports President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out a program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

The Republican governor was specifically asked Wednesday for his thoughts on the matter. But he would not directly say what he thought about Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

Advocates say roughly 9,000 immigrants could be affected by the decision in Indiana.

Holcomb echoed Trump, saying it’s Congress’ job to take up the issue now. He added that he hopes the matter can be addressed with “compassion and common sense,” though he did not say what he thinks that should entail.

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Holcomb is too self serving September 7, 2017 at 10:06 am

Of coarse Holcomb won’t say much on this subject. He has to wait and see what the best way to make money on it will be. No political agenda behind remaining “mum” I am sure.

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Barack Obama September 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Nothing good could come from Gov. Holcomb answering that question. Should he have said, “hey, 9000 new jobs for legal residents of Indiana?” Or, “I don’t like kids.” How about, “I hear Mexico is beautiful this time of year.” It was probably best he said nothing, Trump could learn a thing or two from him.

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