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DACA Deadline Dividing Arizona GOP Conservatives

Tuesday is the deadline GOP conservatives have set for President Donald Trump to pull worker visas for some 800,000 young immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

Trump has indicated he will pull the visas, which Arizona U.S. Representative Paul Gosar supports. Speaking on Channel 8's Arizona Horizon over the weekend, Gosar was critical of the way the program was enacted in the first place.

"First of all, the way it was constructed by President Obama was illegal," Gosar said. "Article One, Section Eight, gives congress that jurisdiction."

But, Arizona's junior U.S. Senator and growing Trump critic, Jeff Flake told CNN's State of the Union Jake Tapper that Congress needs to look beyond the policy's construction.

Of the 800,000 children currently protected by the two-year worker visas, Flake has urged fellow conservatives to consider the role those children played in getting to the U.S.

"The median age, I think was 6-years-old when they were brought across the border," Flake said on CNN. "They should not be punished for the sins of their parents."

If the President decides not to rescind the visas before the Sept. 5 deadline, the conservative lawmaker's contingency said it will sue over the way it was originally constructed.

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Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.