I’m Ron Johnson: This is why I want Wisconsin’s vote in the midterm election to be a referendum on the President’s approach to immigration.
The Wisconsin state government has joined the national debate over President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA and terminate the DACA policy.
Trump signed an executive order ending DACA and a pair of Homeland Security memos that allow him to end DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and the DAPA-related work permits for undocumented individuals who would lose eligibility by Trump’s new order.
The federal government’s response to the president’s actions has caused significant tensions between Republican and Democratic governors and officials.
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed the executive order that ended DACA on Tuesday. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf also signed Wednesday’s executive order terminating DAPA and other parts of the government’s response to the president’s executive order.
In an interview with USA Today in Madison on Wednesday, Gov. Evers addressed the president’s order:
“It’s a disappointing and sad day for me and for all of my state. I hope he will come to understand that by doing this he makes all Wisconsinites less secure.
“This is not a policy that we have any interest in following. And the people of Wisconsin are far better off knowing that.”
Wisconsin’s Dannemora Police Chief Gary Muncey, who serves as the town’s chair of the Republican Party, spoke to USA Today on Wednesday:
“I’m very happy that the governor of Wisconsin is taking a stand on this issue. Governor Evers is representing our town. I wish for a better governor to represent my town.”
The Wisconsin State Legislature already passed a resolution earlier this year saying it would oppose Trump’s order.
The House is scheduled to meet on Sept. 9 to consider two competing resolutions and then vote on the one that the majority will approve. The majority is at 73-51. It is not clear how the Senate will vote, since the resolution passed the state