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Trump is Expected to End Dreamer Program Soon

graduation-022-300x225Many news outlets are predicting that the White House will end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  as early as Friday, September 1.  Ending DACA was a cornerstone of Trump’s campaign and he pledged to halt the program on day-one of his presidency.  DACA allows undocumented persons who were brought to the United States before their sixteenth birthday, and were continuously present in the U.S. for the five years prior to the start of the program on June 15, 2012, to obtain work permits, renewable every two years.  Ten states, lead by Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding the DACA program be recinded and there be no further DACA grants or renewals after September 5, 2017 or they would continue with their federal lawsuit against the program.  For the past few months, DACA has been a political bargaining chip, with some Republicans proposing protecting DACA recipients in exchange for funding for the border wall and more detention centers.  Democrats, however have not warmed to such proposals and seek a more permanent solution for the Dreamers.  Trump is being advised that since the program will be enjoined by the federal law suit anyway, he should end it and get the credit.  Keep watching this blog for more updates.