With so many polarizing topics sweeping the nation, much has yet to be determined about the lives of the 700,000 Dreamers whose future hangs in the balance. Since his inauguration, President Trump has repeatedly expressed his intention of ending the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program that protected the children of immigrants who entered the country illegally. However, one thing is for certain—the March 5 deadline is quickly approaching. Many DACA recipients are in college, starting careers, and trying to build a life, but so much is left unclear. Let’s take a look at the latest on DACA and options moving forward.
President Trump’s Latest Tweet on DACA Policy
In a recent Tweet, President Trump indicated, “For those of you who are still interested, the Democrats have totally forgotten about DACA. Not a lot of interest on this subject from them!” Unfortunately, it’s true that not much has been discussed since the country’s attention has been shifted to other political topics such as gun control and mental health.
The Senate has been unable to pass an immigration bill, however; the US Supreme Court is set to examine an appeal of a previous ruling that blocked Trump from deporting DACA recipients after March 5.
President Trump has also threatened to remove the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California as a form of punishment for the state’s reputation of having “sanctuary cities” that protect Dreamers. While there has not been an actual removal of the agency, this type of rhetoric lends itself to explaining where President Trump stands on the issue.
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