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White House rescinding 'unconstitutional' DACA program

06 September 2017

"We struggled financially, but it was still better than our life in Mexico", Galindo said "It's the perception that people have of undocumented immigrants being bad people that I struggled with the most".

Since his election last fall, President Donald Trump has had immigration reform in his sights.

NY and Washington state on Monday promised to sue Trump if he rescinded the program, while nine Republican state attorneys generals said they planned to file suit on Tuesday if Trump did not end it. "Congress must move immediately to protect these courageous, patriotic DREAMers".

According to the Arms Export Control Act, the president must inform Congress 30 days before any sale of weapons valued at $14 million or more, though there are some looser requirements for Japan.

Daca, created by Democratic president Barack Obama in 2012 after Congress failed to pass legislation that would have created a pathway for citizenship for undocumented youth, had protected almost 800,000 young men and women, often called "Dreamers", from deportation and has allowed them to work in the United States legally.

DACA recipients whose work permits expire will be considered to be in the country and eligible for deportation, but will be a low priority for immigration enforcement, administration officials said.

"DACA has always been a cruel illusion", he said. She pointed out, "Strangely, the President has chosen to pardon someone who shares his anti-immigrant views, Sheriff Arpaio, who was convicted, while punishing young children who are innocent".

Specifically, DACA provided legal status for this population of illegal immigrants in two-year terms, providing them with work authorization and other benefits, including participation in the United States Social Security program.

WHY DACA? Frustration grew during the Obama administration over repeated failures to pass the "Dream Act", which would have provided a path to legal USA citizenship for young immigrants brought to the country as children.

McCain, a longtime champion of increasing border security and reformation of the country's immigration system, said that rescinding DACA at this time "is an unacceptable reversal of the promises and opportunities that have been conferred to these individuals", he said. "NY has and will continue to raise the torch of hope and opportunity, not fear, and we open our arms to all who want to join our community". Martinez says it's a step backward and she'll be hiding "in the shadows again" when her work permit expires. The President should open his heart to the scores of families anguished by his decision, and reverse a course where he is so plainly on the wrong side of history and justice.

President Trump's public schedule for Tuesday made no mention of a DACA announcement, but he tweeted Monday night that there was a "Big week coming up!" Congressional Republicans have a long history of being unable to act on immigration because of those divisions.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that the decision to end the DACA program was "wrong". That group - led by Texas' state attorney general - sent a letter to Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in late June, threatening legal action if the administration didn't act by September 5.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement he opposed the program when implemented during the Obama administration, but that he hopes Congress finds a permanent solution.

It also was unclear exactly what would happen if Congress failed to pass a measure by the considered deadline, they said. The White House said Trump will announce his decision Tuesday on whether to terminate the program. "We have no time to waste on ideas that do not have the votes to pass or that the president won't sign". "And so I really do believe there that there needs to be a legislative solution".

It would add to an already full agenda for Congress.

White House rescinding 'unconstitutional' DACA program