President Trump will decide on “DACA” Program Tuesday
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is expected to be rescinding an Obama administration policy that protects nearly 800,000 immigrants from deportation, who as children entered the country illegally. This program, known as “DACA”, was created for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children and if they were under the age of 31 when the program began on June 15, 2012. They would have to have entered the United States before they turned 16, however, and to have lived continuously in the country since June 15, 2007.
A senior administration official announced that the so-called “Dreamers” could stay until their work permits expire. President Trump pledged on his election campaign trail to rescind all of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Over 200,000 of these “Dreamers” live in California, while 100,000 are in Texas, which is currently struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey. New York, Illinois, and Florida also have large numbers of DACA recipients.
A larger coalition of 26 Republican attorneys general had challenged the Obama-era policy covering illegal immigrant parents, known as DAPA, which had been blocked by the courts before it took effect. The Department of Homeland Security rescinded that policy earlier this year. DACA supporters argue that the people it protects grew up and were educated in the United States and were integrated into American society, with little connection to the countries in which they are citizens. Opponents of the program argue that illegal immigrants take jobs from U.S. citizens.
Further, opposition of this potential rescission stems from some of the highest political positions in the Republican Party including Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, who stated earlier, “I actually don’t think he should do that, and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix…These are kids who know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and don’t know another home. And so I really do believe that there needs to be a legislative solution. That’s one that we’re working on. And I think we want to give people peace of mind.”
If you have any questions regarding the possible rescission of the “DACA” program or any other immigration related questions, please feel free to call Buda Law Group.
John B. Buda, Esq.
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Arcadia, CA 91007