The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an executive action taken by President Barack Obama in 2012 due to inaction on immigration reform, specifically the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The law was meant to address the question of what to do about the undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children by their parents.
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Donald Trump Just Blamed Obama for Doing Nothing for DREAMERs. Do You Want to Tell Him or Should We?
At 5:46am EST, as a comment on a Tweet he made at 5:25am about the Academy Awards, President Donald Trump decided to call out former President Barack Obama and Democrats on DACA.
Ignoring the total non sequitur aspect of his comment to his own Oscars Tweet, the president's message contains a few inaccuracies. But the Twitterverse came through to correct him.
Active duty recipients of The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program got some reassurance from Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday. Reflecting on a phone call in which he discussed the issue with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "in great detail," Mattis assured recipients of DACA, known as "Dreamers," that they are not in any danger of being deported.
“We would always stand by one of our people,” Mattis told reporters. "Our guys on active duty, and that sort of thing … are not in any kind of jeopardy.” Although the deadline for The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expires on March 5th, Mattis explained that Dreamers in the military will “not be subject to any kind of deportation."
On Tuesday, Democrats withdrew an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said, “He (Schumer) did it in the context of a negotiation.”
Those negotiations concern the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which covers illegal immigrants known as “Dreamers.”
The Trump administration yesterday unveiled to Congress a list of immigration principles that President Donald Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect "Dreamers"––people brought illegally to the United States as children. The president insisted on the construction of his proposed border fence along the nation's southern border, the hiring of 10,000 immigration agents, stricter laws for asylum seekers and denial of federal grants to “sanctuary cities" before he would agree to provide legal status for 800,000 young immigrants.
According to The New York Times, the White House also demanded "the use of the E-Verify program by companies to keep illegal immigrants from getting jobs, an end to people bringing their extended family into the United States, and a hardening of the border against thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy on Tuesday. Now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has responded with a welcome message to Dreamers and with what amounts to a ban of the President from the city altogether.
“To all the Dreamers that are here in this room and in the city of Chicago: You are welcome in the city of Chicago. This is your home. And you have nothing to worry about,” Mr. Emanuel told a group of freshman on the first day of classes at Solorio Academy High School.
Microsoft and Apple have pledged to fight back against President Donald Trump's decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which places more than 800,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children at risk of deportation.
"If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees," Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote in a blog post yesterday, shortly after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Trump administration would dismantle the program.