Mark Zuckerberg calls on Trump to protect 'dreamers' from immigration reforms
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 07, 2017,
Sep 07, 2017, 11:35
Following the administration's announcement that it would terminate the Obama-era policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, Trump has faced widespread condemnation from his political rivals, including some Republicans.
"President Trump is advancing his extremist, anti-immigrant agenda by terminating the DACA program and breaking a promise our country made to almost 800,000 DREAMers".
There is a widespread belief in the Trump administration that the Daca policy would not withstand legal challenges from the Republican attorneys general, who argue that Mr Obama had overstepped his bounds in creating the programme. Nine other Republican attorneys general, as well as one GOP governor, joined the ultimatum, which informed Trump that if he did not kill DACA by September 5, the coalition would sue to block it in court.
"The time has come again to organize our friends, our families, our neighbors", said Salvador Hernandez, a community advocate, Denverite reported (http://bit.ly/2xDpLfB ). They are high school or college graduates, some have served honorably in the USA military and under the provisions of the program they must have never have been convicted of a felony. The delay in the formal dismantling of DACA would be meant to give Congress time to decide whether it wants to address the status of the so-called Dreamers legislation, according to two people familiar with the president's thinking. Many Republicans say they opposed the program on the grounds that it was executive overreach.
Under pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and 10 state attorneys who wrote a letter urging that DACA be rescinded, reports are that Trump is considering ending DACA before those state attorney generals file a court challenge. "And so I really do believe 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". But DACA has been one of the programs he seems to have softened his tone on. She say the U.S. is the only home she knows. What to do about Dreamers has been actively debated within the White House and Trump administration. We will find out on Tuesday whether Trump agrees. "Many DACA beneficiaries have grown up, studied, and graduated here".
Murthy suggested the writing of bills that provide pathways to citizenship for Dreamers, such as educational roles or vocational trades. "Their contributions make America more competitive and they deserve the opportunity to work, study, and pursue the American dream". "They are politicizing an issue instead of actually doing their job".