Some EEW Magazine readers have expressed confusion over the controversy surrounding DACA, which stands for, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Created by President Barack Obama by executive order in 2012, DACA lets “dreamers” — children of illegal immigrants, many who only know the United States as home — avoid deportation and get work permits that are renewed every two years.
Currently, around 800,000 people are participating in the DACA program.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the program will end in six months so Congress can have time to find a legislative solution for people in the program. Under Trump’s plan, people already enrolled in DACA remain covered until their permits expire. If that happens before March 5, they are eligible to renew them for another two years as long as they apply by Oct. 5. But the program isn’t accepting new applications.
Trump on Tuesday said he had “love” for those who benefited from DACA and said he hoped Congress would help them.
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