Trump Ends DACA Program That Protected Young Immigrants

Today the Trump Administration formally announced they will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—aka DACA—which was birthed during the Obama-era to shield undocumented immigrants who entered the country illegally as children from deportation. 

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The Commander-in-Chief called on Congress to revoke the policy, tweeting this morning:  "Congress, get ready to do your job -DACA!"

DACA allowed children and teens who were brought to the United States before mid-2007 ("Dreamers") to apply for security from deportation and worker's rights if they met certain requirements.

Shortly after the morning tweets, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement from the White House. According to the NY Times, Sessions called the Obama-era policy an “open-ended circumvention of immigration laws." Back in Trump's 2016 campaign, he made statements around canceling DACA, vowing to "immediately terminate" the policy.

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Though the plan to abolish DACA is in effect, the power is in the democracy of the nation. Take action by calling your local Congress at (202) 224-3121 to vote on the Dream Act.