And Another Obama Era Policy Bites The Dust: Jeff Sessions Officially Announces Trump’s Decision To End DACA
On Tuesday morning (Sept. 5), Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions announced Donald Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration (DACA) policy, the Obama-era program that granted immigrants who came here as minors a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.
This in turn granted said undocumented individuals the eligibility for work permit and the opportunity to pursue education. It is still unclear as to why POTUS didn’t himself issue the official announcement.
In Trump’s plan to phase out DACA, Congress has a six-month window to alter those plans and perhaps enact new protection for DREAMers. The policy to be implemented by the current administration is as follows, according to ABC News: