Trump tweets about DACA decision, says not to worry
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 07, 2017,
Sep 07, 2017, 21:17
Carlie McClinsey, president of the Student Governance Council, said she thinks there are too many people who are now demoralizing immigrants in the country. Some commentators have expressed concern that Trump doesn't fully understand what DACA repeal means.
What happens if DACA recipients overstay (now)?
Opponents of the program said they are pleased with the Trump administration's decision. "I just don't see how Canada couldn't benefit from bringing some of these young people within Canadian Immigration".
For simple starters, the 800,000 registered, law-abiding Dreamers raised as Americans should be granted a clear path to citizenship. But it didn't work.
Donald Trump, centre, with so-called Dreamers in this August 2013 photo taken at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Cyrus Mehta: This (DACA) was an executive action taken by Obama.
More than 2,800 Pakistanis and over 5,500 Indians will be affected by the repeal of an immigration programme that protected undocumented aliens, who were brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation. (The protection from deportation lasted for two years but could be renewed indefinitely.) In a survey by the Center for American Progress, more than half of Dreamers said DACA allowed them to pursue educational opportunities that were previously out of reach.
Trump, who delayed the end of the programme until March 5, shifted responsibility to a Congress controlled by his fellow Republicans, saying it was now up to lawmakers to pass immigration legislation that could address the fate of those protected by DACA. "And, by the way, if the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live?"
Obama said he was against that sort of thing before he was for it. In Hawaii alone, it is estimated that ending DACA would cost more than $28 million in annual GDP losses.
Mr. Ryan, who had urged Mr. Trump to maintain the program, said that he plans to introduce a "consensus plan" to the floor of the House in the coming months.
Obama's decision to target undocumented immigrants with criminal records may have seemed noble at the time, but it also gave the impression that a substantial number of immigrants are criminals, even though the data suggests otherwise.
Speakers were emotional as they retold their personal stories of coming to the U.S.as young children, struggles they have faced and the relief they gained with the enactment of DACA.
Legal experts say attorneys general have a long road ahead of them. "Permits will not begin to expire for another six months, and will remain active for up to 24 months", Trump said in a written statement.
Washington state's attorney general says he will file a lawsuit involving multiple states over President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation - an act he said was "a dark time for our country". Around 17000 Indian Americans are on the waiting list for the DACA.
"The President spoke to Senators McConnell and Schumer as well as Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi this morning". Again, to quote McCarthy: "As for the Republican establishment, DACA is just another Obamacare: something that they were stridently against as long as their objections were futile, but that they never sincerely opposed and - now that they are accountable - can not bring themselves to fight".
The participants were brought to the US illegally as children or came with families who overstayed their visas. And they should do so by focusing on immigrants' humanity instead of exclusively on their achievements.