Executive decision rescinds DACA program

Executive decision rescinds DACA program

Executive decision rescinds DACA program

The officials who said they are considering suing the federal government are yet to reveal what the legal basis would be. They added that they are also accustomed to being persistent, and they pledge to do the same in this situation.

New applications will be halted for President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which has provided almost 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the United States in the form of two-year, renewable work permits. "My administration stands in support of efforts to find a legislative solution to allow DACA beneficiaries to maintain their current status and to complete their degrees".

Additionally, she stressed the immediate need for DACA recipients whose work permits expire in the next six months to submit renewal application to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services before October 5 in order to buy time before DACA expires. At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security would not target Dreamers for deportation, according to one of the sources.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announcing the move, declared that the Obama-era policy had been "implemented unilaterally, to great controversy and legal concern".

After a series of recent reports indicating that Trump would be phasing out the program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke the silence September 5, providing the administration's first official remarks since the speculation began.

The Obama administration created the DACA program in 2012 as a stopgap as it pushed unsuccessfully for a broader immigration overhaul in Congress. Lawmakers have been unsuccessful for years in their efforts to substantially revise USA immigration policies. Madeleine Bordallo said in a news release.

"A lot of it right now is just kind of like first, taking the time to reflect on what the decision means, and what is happening". If he has any doubt about that, he should discuss it with his fellow New Yorker, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), who grew up in this country undocumented and now proudly represents the people of New York's 13th congressional district on Capitol Hill.

"These are folks who were brought here as children, through no fault of their own".

Sessions Announces End of DACA Immigration Program
Sessions Announces End of DACA Immigration Program

"I used to be in the shadows, and I refuse to go back into the shadows".

Obama, in a Facebook post, said the reversal was wrong, self-defeating and cruel.

Solange Goncalves Altman, an attorney specializing in immigration law, pointed out that people have the ability to renew their work permits until October 5, and they should not hesitate to come forward and get their applications on file. At some demonstrations, counter-protesters showed their support for Trump's decision.

"I'm very heartbroken, needless to say, just filled with a lot of mixed emotions", Dalila Reynoso, program administrator for Justice for Our Neighbors, said. "They'll be talking about both the economic impact of this decision but also the human impact", the strategist said of moderate Democrats. They shouted "We are America" and "We want education".

New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman addressed a crowd of DACA supporters Tuesday evening in New York City's Foley Square. She held a sign saying, "I am part of the 800,000. Something to help us continue moving forward as citizens of the United States because that's what we are", Marin said. Sessions was instrumental in convincing Trump the courts would block the program, another government source said.

Mendez's parents brought her to the USA from Mexico when she was 1, and she didn't realize she was in the country illegally for years.

Karla Estrada, a 26-year-old DACA participant in Los Angeles who works as a paralegal assistant at a law firm, had braced herself for Tuesday's announcement.

"I'm mad and I'm sad, but I'm not going to let that get to me", she said through tears.

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