The following statement is attributed to Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley:
“First and foremost, in 2004, I supported state legislation allowing DACA students in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at our Regents’ institutions and community colleges, if they meet the qualifications. This law is our state’s version of the Dreamer’s Act.
“It should come as no surprise the main opponent to this law was Kris Kobach. He predicted that thousands of DACA students would take advantage of in-state tuition. Last year, 668 students used the program.
“These children, who have only known this country as their home and have bright futures here, should not be put at a disadvantage for the actions of their parents.
“I call upon President Trump as well as our state’s Republican leaders to allow and encourage these dreamers to continue on their paths to citizenship.”