Saturday, September 2, 2017

GOP Leaders Advocate for DACA


Will DACA survive?  We may know by next Tuesday. 

David Nakamura for the Washington Post reports that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and other Republicans on Friday urged President Trump not to rescind an Obama-era program that allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants to stay in the country legally, reflecting fears among some GOP leaders that his decision could be politically damaging for the party.

The entreaties came as Trump reportedly decides whether to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has provided two-year work permits to nearly 800,000 immigrants who have been in the country without authorization since they were children.

White House officials said Trump would make an announcement Tuesday, the deadline set by Texas and several other states to pursue a legal challenge of DACA if the President does not terminate it.

Yesterday, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that the state was withdrawing support for the case, citing the “human” costs and calling on Congress to work out a legislative solution.

There have been reports that Republican leaders of Congress are looking again at a version of the DREAM Act to address the issue of undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children. 


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First Will DACA survive?  We may know by next Tuesday.

Posted by: Barbara | Sep 5, 2017 12:54:49 AM

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