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25th Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s latest decision is set to affect one million immigrants

DACA is an Obama led program.


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“Likely to pull the plug.”

According to NBC News, President Donald Trump seems likely to put an end to an Obama led program which allowed young people who came to the US illegally as children to remain there.

Several Government officials made the announcement on Friday and the Department of Homeland Security sent a recommendation to the White House earlier this week on what action to take.

The program has also been discussed in-depth this week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior officials on Thursday at the White House.

The DACA program, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, could affect as many as one million immigrants.

Trump is said to be “weighing whether to let DACA gradually expire or end it immediately, but the officials said it is not yet clear which option Trump may choose.”

White House press secretary told reporters on Friday that the program is still under review but civil rights groups have warned that cancelling DACA would play right into the hands of white supremacists.

More than 800,000 people are now covered by the DACA policy and can legally apply for work permits. Alongside this fixed number, immigrant rights groups have said that 200,000 young people have sought DACA status since Trump became president.

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