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Trump Terminates DAPA Program Leaving 5 Milion Undocummented Inmigrants Without Protection

On the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Thursday, the Trump administration formally revoked an Obama-era program meant to protect parents of USA citizens and legal residents who were in the country illegally.”Today, we received the unfortunate news that DHS Secretary John Kelly, after consulting Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has rescinded the Obama era memoranda known as DAPA, which provided protection from deportation for parents of USA citizens and lawful permanent residents”.The Homeland Security news release also indicated that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program-which offers 750,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children the chance to attend school and to work-will remain in place for now.”I’m grateful that President Trump has made a decision to keep the DACA program in place”, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a leader in the fight to create DACA, said on the Senate floor Thursday.Given President Donald Trump’s opposition to the program, the Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the policy rather than continue to defend it in court Thursday.The Trump administration fulfilled another campaign promise Thursday night when it ended an Obama-era program that gave legal status to undocumented parents of American children. After Texas and 25 other states challenged the legality of the program, a federal appeals court blocked the program, and the U.S. Supreme Court let that ruling stand. Thankfully, the executive order never went into effect, because of a lawsuit by 26 states and an injunction ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court previous year. “Despite the Trump administration saying that DACA is going to continue as it is, it doesn’t really guarantee that they’re not going to take it away in what’s left of his presidency”.The program protects the immigrants, known as “Dreamers”, from being deported, and helps them obtain work permits so they can be legally employed.Guadalupe Vidal, 32, a NY college student who came to the US from Mexico at age 6, said she was thankful after hearing about Thursday’s statement that the program would continue. As president, however, Trump has expressed a more sympathetic view toward the Dreamers, and his administration never stopped processing renewal applications. Trump had pledged on the campaign trail to rescind all of Obama’s executive orders on immigration, including DACA.The DACA program impacts around 800,000 young immigrants in the United States.Thanks for your continued support..After the news that the DACA program would remain in force broke out, reactions started pouring in from both sides of the#Immigration debate.