Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:40

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as #DACA was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.

As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals referred to as Dreamers after the DREAM Act bill was enrolled in the program created by DACA. The policy was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 and rescinded by the Trump administration in September 2017.

In November 2014 President Barack Obama announced his intention to expand DACA to cover additional illegal immigrants. But multiple states immediately sued to prevent the expansion, which was ultimately blocked by the courts.

The United States Department of Homeland Security rescinded the expansion on June 16, 2017, while continuing to review the existence of the DACA program as a whole. The DACA policy was rescinded by the Trump administration on September 5, 2017, but full implementation of the rescission was delayed six months to give Congress time to decide how to deal with the population that was previously eligible under the policy.

@POTUS44 established DACA and all who benefit, along with their family and friends know its @BarackObama.
@POTUS45 killed DACA on 9/4/17 and everyone knows it was @realDonaldTrump. Trump says chances good for passing U.S. immigration reform

It's difficult to believe that since #TRUMP ended DACA, he now wants to help 800,000 Dreamers. He said Mexico would pay for his wall, but later changed his line like everything else he says. He claims he loves those people, but actions speak louder than words.

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