Administration terminates DREAMers program
Story by Gregg McQueen
Photos by Cristóbal Vivar
DACA is done.
The Trump administration on Tuesday officially announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that helped more than 800,000 young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children avoid deportation.
While Trump had talked about disbanding the five-year-old program since his election campaign, it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions who made the announcement on the administration’s behalf.
“I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” stated Sessions at a September 5 news briefing.
The federal government will stop processing applications for the program effective immediately, he said.
Read more: The Death of DACA | Manhattan Times
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