Trump Ends Obama Deferred Deportation Plan

Danny Woods
June 19, 2017

Trump had also pledged to "immediately" cancel that program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The DACA program impacts around 800,000 young immigrants in the United States. No DACA work permits will be terminated before their expiration dates, the department said, and current recipients can apply for renewal.

The protection program for parents, like the one for young immigrants, was created with a policy memo during the Obama administration. "This announcement highlights the clear moral and economic imperative that our leaders have to protect DACA".

We're thankful for your support in every way. Codognolla mentioned comments made by ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan this week suggesting undocumented immigrants should live in fear of being deported.

President Trump promised during the 2016 election campaign to eliminate DACA, but White House officials were quick to point out Friday that the decision to uphold DACA is not a guarantee that the program will exist in the future. These are immigrants who arrived here before age 16, and in many cases much younger, and have not been convicted of multiple or serious crimes.

The decision comes as a reversal of one of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to deport the immigrants protected by this program.

DACA does not provide a legal immigration path to citizenship or any status that leads to permanent protection; it does offer immigrants with valid work permit for a period of two years.

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The immigration policy was first announced by former President Barack Obama back in the fall of 2014. We will keep working to educate our community. After Texas and 25 other states challenged the legality of the program, a federal appeals court blocked the program, and the U.S. Supreme Court let that ruling stand.

However, the program remained in legal limbo after several states sued the government, saying that Obama had overstepped his constitutional authority and was illegally implementing "back-door amnesty".

This document was meant to protect all immigrant parents of US citizens as well as other immigrants without necessary papers. Both programs required that participants meet certain conditions, including not having a criminal history.

That program, protecting the immigrant parents of US citizens, was never implemented.

The program applies to undocumented immigrants who came to the USA under the age of 16 before June 15, 2012.

Upon taking office in January, Trump has been coy as to whether he would seek to remove "dreamers" from the U.S.

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