DACA Program Essay

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DACA is deferred action for childhood arrivals, it’s relief from deportations and work authorizations which is renewed every two years for those brought to America as children illegally. DACA recipients are often called, “dreamers”. Those who fail are eligible for deportation. Trump ended the DACA program leaving millions of undocumented people to lose their privilege in working and going to college to end up deported. Recently in the U.S., President Trump and his administration announced plans that could lead to end of the DACA Program. As part of the wind-down, no new DACA applications will be accepted. Those currently enrolled in DACA can continue working legally until their permits expire. Senior officials said they don’t plan to share…show more content…
Immigration hardliners in Trump’s administration said DACA was illegal. They, including Sessions, urged him to end the program. Some other advisers, including chief of staff John Kelly, reportedly did not want him to terminate DACA. Many GOP congressional leaders signaled to Trump not to end the program either. There’s a proposal in Congress to provisionally protect dreamers. Sessions said DACA’s wind down gives Congress time to address dreamers’ immigration status.
It was his decision to announce, on September 5, that his administration would be winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program he didn’t mention outright, that many people didn’t know about and even fewer understood. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which has protected nearly 800,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally since 2012. The immigrants protected through DACA grew up in the US; people might not assume they are unauthorized immigrants, and they might not have even known it themselves until they were teenagers. The program was supposed to give them a chance to build a life here. Now, DACA is on the chopping block. Trump, under pressure to make a decision about it’s future before September 5 (the day a group of Republican state officials were set to sue over its constitutionality), has decided that no one new will be protected under the program and that those currently covered will start to lose
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