Senator Blumenthal holds 'emergency field hearing' on DACA, immigration policy

Senator Blumenthal holds 'emergency field hearing' on DACA, immigration policy

Senator Blumenthal holds 'emergency field hearing' on DACA, immigration policy

Last Tuesday, the Trump administration, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced the ending of DACA, under which 800,000 "dreamers" - so-called in reference to the DREAM bill that was never passed - are in the USA today. After a short break, participants will then march to Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles, across from Union Station, where the demonstration is expected to end about 7 p.m.

"We are going to continue to offer a DREAM loan program", she says, "and we are going to continue our directive to our campus police that they are not to serve as surrogate immigration agents".

After Sessions' announcement, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he hoped Congress can find "a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country".

Currently, there are 1.9 million potential participants in the DACA Program. DACA has significantly increased recipient earnings, allowing them to access higher education, home, and business ownership as well as expand their tax contributions to Social Security and Medicare.

President Obama made a decision to issued an executive order entitled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Notwithstanding his tweet, the almost 800,000 immigrants who obtained temporary work permits and deportation protections via DACA can not necessarily rest easy.

The Dreamers are young people brought as children to the United States by their undocumented immigrant parents.

Senate Republicans and President Trump have on numerous occasions said that DACA led to massive entry of minors into the USA from Central America.

"We understand the frustrations associated with our nation's broken immigration system, and support comprehensive reforms at the federal level to address this issue", said Hart Nelson, the chamber's vice president of public policy.

After eight years of the Obama administration, there weren't many policies I could say I agreed with. "I'm not for amnesty", she said. A majority of them are not criminals or causing any trouble because they are normal people just like us trying to make an honest living.

Opponents who saw the program as an abuse of Obama's executive power have cheered the decision, but the impending elimination has continued to spark criticism from elected officials, leaders from Missouri universities and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, which argues that Dreamers are valuable contributors to the region's workforce. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central IL, please consider making a contribution.

"Rescinding DACA will cause harm to hundreds of thousands of the States' residents, injure State-run colleges and universities, upset the States' workplaces, damage the States' economies, hurt State-based companies, and disrupt the States' statutory and regulatory interests", the lawsuit stated.

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