Monday, August 28, 2017

Trump Leaning Toward Ending DACA

From ABC News:

President Donald Trump is leaning toward ending a U.S. immigration policy the Obama administration started for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, according to multiple sources.

The president's decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could be announced as early as next week, one source said.

Trump has to make a decision before Sept. 5 when the 10-plus state attorneys general, led by Texas A.G. Ken Paxton, said they'd sue the Trump administration to end it and force the administration’s hand. Trump has to decide whether to defend the program or not, thereby ending it.

Though an announcement is likely next week, a senior administration official urged caution, noting that the president's thinking could always change. . . . .

The most recent DACA numbers from March 31 show 787,580 initial grants of DACA and 799,077 renewals since the inception of the program in 2012. Those who qualified for DACA had to prove they came to the United States before age 16, were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, lived here for at least five years continuously, attend or graduated from high school or college and have no criminal convictions.

You can read more here. Last January 25, Trump had stated that he would continue DACA (here)..


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