Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times

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Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise

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WASHINGTON — President Trump has officially reversed his campaign pledge to deport the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children.
The Department of Homeland Security announced late Thursday night that it would continue the Obama-era program intended to protect those immigrants from deportation and provide them work permits so they can find legal employment.
A fact sheet posted on the department’s website says immigrants enrolled in the 2012 program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, “will continue to be eligible” to renew every two years and notes that “no work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates.”
Immigration rights activists, who have fiercely battled Mr. Trump’s travel ban and increased enforcement of other immigration laws, hailed the decision.
“This is a big victory for Dreamers amid months of draconian and meanspirited immigration enforcement policy,” said David Leopold, an immigration lawyer. “The preservation of DACA is a tribute to the strengthTrump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times: 

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