December 20, 2017 National Issues, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined a bi-partisan group of governors urging Congress to address the critical issue of the possible deportation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program participants, also known as Dreamers.“I am incredibly pleased and proud to be a part of this group of Democratic and Republican governors who understand the devastating impact of the possible deportation of nearly 800,000 American immigrants,” Governor Wolf said. “The Dreamer participants are Americans in every sense of the word. They have grown up, been educated, and established their lives here. To deport any of these Americans is cruel, and we need a permanent solution to this now.”In a letter to Congressional leaders, Governor Wolf and nine other governors are urging Congress to come together quickly to shape a bi-partisan solution that allows Dreamers to remain in the United States to continue their constructive contributions to our society.From the letter:“As each of us cherishes time spent with family and friends in this holiday season, let us also remember the nearly 800,000 young people eligible for DACA, known as “Dreamers,” living in our states. These are individuals who played no role in the decision to come here and they have known no other home but the United States.“Already, more than 12,000 Dreamers have lost their protective status and are susceptible to deportation. This is not a theoretical peril, but in fact an immediate and urgent one, because more than 100 young people in our cities and towns are losing their protective status every day. Those numbers will accelerate dramatically without a legislative fix.“We stand with these young American immigrants not only because it is good for our communities and a strong American 21st century economy, but also because it is the right thing for our nation to do.”Governor Wolf signed the letter along with Govs. Kasich (OH), Hickenlooper (CO), Bullock (MT), Sandoval (NV), Baker (MA), Scott (VT), Dayton (MN), Cooper (NC), and Walker (AK).The governors urged support of these young American immigrants to help them to continue to play a productive role in their communities and to remain in the only home they have ever known.Read the full content of the letter to Congressional leaders below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF. 12.20.17 – Bipartisan Governors Support DACA Action by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd Governor Wolf, Bi-Partisan Governors Urging Congress to Allow Dreamers to Remain in U.S. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
August 28, 2020
Ghana legend Mohammed Polo does not expects Black Stars returning trio to get starting roles in Friday’s World Cup group decider against Zambia.Chelsea ace Michael Essien, Schalke 04 new recruit Kevin-Prince Boateng and Marseille star Andre Ayew have arrived in the West African country for the big showdown.Their return to the team is expected to give head trainer Kwesi Appiah a major selection headache ahead of the hugely-anticipated clash in the country’s second largest city of Kumasi.Coach Appiah faces a tricky decision before he finalizes his squad for the game following the availability of many key players.The job of the ex-Ghana captain has been made even more difficult by the fact that most of the experienced and top-notch players have hit top form ahead of the fixture against the Chipolopolo.But the ex-Hearts of Oak great has advised the Ghanaian trainer to leave the three experienced players on the bench. “It’s not a done deal for them. He should not fix them from the start. If I was in Kwesi Appiah’s shoes, I will let the three players start from the bench,” Polo told Asempa FM“He has his team already. It’s not proper how they have given the coach problems.“Now that they are back, do they expect him to start them? I don’t think so.“It’s not proper. He should stick to the core of his team. Those who have been involved in this qualifier should be given priority.“Essien, Kelvin and Andre can come in at some point in the second half. But in mycandid opinion, the coach should not start them.”Essien has missed almost all of Ghana’s games since the 2010 World Cup through a combination of serious knee injuries and a sabbatical. As a result, he was absent from the last three major tournaments for his country: the World Cup in 2010 and the 2012 and 2013 African Cups.Boateng retired from internationals in 2011 but the AC Milan midfielder said in a letter to the Ghana Football Association last week that he was now available again with the World Cup in Brazil less than a year away.Marseille winger Ayew also was named again in coach Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man squad after being left out for this year’s African Cup in January and February because he didn’t arrive at a training camp in time and then made himself unavailable.He and his brother, striker Jordan, have also announced their return from self-imposed exiles, although Jordan was not included in this squad.