Saturday, June 17, 2017
Trump to Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Remain in U.S.
(Free Beacon) The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday night that it intends to continue the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which protects illegal immigrants who came to the United States as small children from deportation.
So-called "dreamers" enrolled in the 2012 program will continue to be eligible to renew every two years, and their work authorization permits will not be terminated "prior to their current expiration dates," the New York Times reported. The DACA program affects about 800,000 U.S. residents.
The Times characterized the Trump administration's decision to keep DACA in place as a reversal of one of President Donald Trump's campaign promises. While on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump promised to "immediately terminate" DACA.
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