Sen. Lankford Proposes New 'DACA'-Style Bill - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |


Sen. Lankford Proposes New 'DACA'-Style Bill

Posted: Updated:

Sen. James Lankford announced he's working to fix the immigration system for children brought to the U.S. illegally. 

Lankford's bill, titled the SUCCEED Act, comes after President Donald Trump ordered the end of a program allowing children brought here illegally by their parents to remain in the country. 

Lankford introduced the bill Tuesday at a press conference. 

In it, so-called "Dreamers" would be set on a 15-year citizenship path starting with an easier road to a green card as well as an easier way to petition for family members to become permanent residents. 

The bill has already received push back from both Democrats and conservative immigration hard-liners who consider it to be too much of a compromise.

Lankford said this bill is only one piece of the immigration puzzle. 

"I don't believe, we don't believe that this SUCCEED Act is a standalone bill because there's so many issues when you deal with immigration. If you have a single standalone bill and leave other areas unresolved, you're not solving the greater issues of immigration," Lankford said.

The president has sent mixed signals about the bill. In the past, he's criticized the kind of residency sponsorship in the bill, calling it "chain migration," but Lankford said over the phone the president "very supportive" of the new effort.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.