Trump to End DACA: Hundreds of Thousands to be Affected
President Trump announced that he has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, POLITICO reports. The program granted work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived to the United States.
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No official announcement has been made yet, but POLITICO reports that conversations between the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “help persuade the president to terminate the program”. It is estimated that 800,000 undocumented immigrants benefit from the DACA program.
President Trump made the promise on the campaign trail that he would end the program, but his recent intention to fulfill that promise has met mixed reviews.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said in response, “It would be the right thing to do to go back on that promise. This is one that he ought to ignore.” The Washington Post also reports that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), along with other Republican senators, have also come out in opposition to the ceasing of DACA.
The president plans to make an official announcement on Tuesday.
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