Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

Saturday, 17 Jun, 2017

Trump had previously signaled there would be little change to USA policy on the program, pledging in December to "work something out".

The program permits undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children to remain and work without fear of deportation, barring criminal offenses.

Still, officials also stressed that no long-term decision had been made on the program.

Now the Department of Homeland Security has issued guidance suggesting that the DACA program will continue, and that the department will not be taking removal actions against DACA grantees.

However, Trump has seemed to reverse his stance on DACA, as The New York Times reported today (June 16).

During the campaign season, President Trump promised to "immediately" cancel DACA- but the DHS announcement reveals that the program will mostly remain in effect.

"I'm happy, but it's a complicated feeling".

"This is a big victory for Dreamers amid months of draconian and mean-spirited immigration enforcement policy". We will keep working to educate our community. "He still has four years to go", she said. "Like you're neither here nor there".

Trump has made immigration enforcement a top priority and has vowed to continue a crackdown on those living in the USA illegally and those trying to sneak into the country.

"They shouldn't be very anxious; they are here illegally; they shouldn't be very anxious". For decades, most other immigration reform efforts have stalled amid partisan bickering.

"They're saying they're going to continue things as they were, but what does that mean in the long term? We don't know", Calle said.

The immigration policy was first announced by former President Barack Obama back in the fall of 2014.

Arizona has the seventh-largest number of DACA recipients in the country, with 51,000 approved to date, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Enrollees are granted legal status and work permits, renewable every two years.

By rescinding DAPA, the Trump administration has paved the way for more deportations.

The executive order could have lifted the deportation threat for parents of millions of America's K-12 students and eased longstanding concerns among educators about separating school-aged children from their parents or guardians. As our Carlos Garcia reports immigrant advocates were surprised by the President's reversal.

In a Morning Consult survey from late April, nearly 4 in 5 (78 percent) registered voters said the Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the country, with more than half (56 percent) expressing support for eventual citizenship.

Stein said it was bad public policy that would encourage more illegal immigration. Republicans saw it as a "backdoor amnesty" and argued that Obama overstepped his authority by protecting a specific class of immigrants living in the United States illegally. "They are the major beneficiaries of this action".

"Clearly, DACA raises the same legal questions that ultimately resulted in the termination of DAPA".