Quote of the Day | June 21, 2018

“If my family would have chosen to seek asylum instead of doing it the way we did, now we would be in detention. We would be in one of those centers. It makes it terrifying to quote-unquote ‘do it the legal way’ and go to the border and ask for asylum.”

-Dream Act Oklahoma-Tulsa President Rosa Hernandez, who was brought to the U.S. as a 4-year-old, speaking about President Trump’s policy of separating and detaining families who apply for asylum to escape persecution in their home countries [Tulsa World].


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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