Mass protests held over Trump's decision to end DACA

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this morning will announce a lawsuit against the federal government over the Trump administration's decision to "wind down" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The complaint accuses Trump officials of violating the Administrative Procedure Act and the constitutional due process rights of UC students and staff by abruptly ending the program.

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced September 8 that she's suing President Donald Trump's administration to fight the president's controversial decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

"The most ignorant and hateful groups" have supported Trump's decision to end DACA and "persecute children", Duff added.

More than 200,000 of the so-called Dreamers in California have been granted a temporary legal right to live, study and work in the USA under the program. Society might try to paint them as "illegal aliens" as a mean to dehumanize them, but they are people too.

Republican Rob Portman said, "Congress should act rather than continue the Obama administration's unconstitutional executive action".

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He'll then visit the city's Mexican consulate where he will discuss Trump's decision to end a program that protects from deportation young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children or whose parents overstayed visas. It said the administration also failed to follow a federal law requiring it to consider negative effects of the decision on small businesses.

DACA is one program that has helped immigrant students to gain and maintain such access. So I don't understand the premise behind it but I do know that we have so many young students and many worldwide students, we actually have 41 countries represented in our student population of just under 2,000. To qualify, applicants must have entered the USA before age 16, have lived here continuously since June 2007, and have committed no serious crimes. The program has 800,000 participants nationwide and about 6,200 in Minnesota. DACA has significantly increased recipient earnings, allowing them to access higher education, home, and business ownership as well as expand their tax contributions to Social Security and Medicare.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Congress "must pass something before we leave for Christmas".

Congress has been given a deadline of March 5 to reach a permanent solution to the problem of immigration reform.

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