Donald Trump administration announces a plan to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival), Abolishes another Barack Obama’s decision he made in 2012.
DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. The Trump government will phase it out over the next six months, leaving the fates of Dreamers in the hands of Congress. DACA was introduced by former President Barack Obama. This policy allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
Ever since the decision came, it brought a firestorm among the people. People are protesting against him outside the White House, Trump Tower in New York, and around the country. Business tycoons around the country complaining that the move is unfair and cruel.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at the Department of Justice, announcing the administration’s decision Tuesday that:
“To have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest. We cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. It’s just that simple.”
Here are some details of the new policy given by two administration officials published by abcNEWS:
- The administration won’t consider new applications for legal status dated after Sept. 5.
- People not already protected by the program are out of luck, although pending applications filed before Tuesday will continue to be processed.
- Anyone with a DACA permit expiring between now and March 5, 2018, may apply for a two-year renewal of protected status. Those applications must be submitted by Oct. 5.
- Other Dreamers’ protected status will end as early as March 6, 2018.
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