Trump to phase out Dreamers program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that an Obama-era program granting young adult illegal immigrants tentative legal status in the United States is illegal and will be phased out over the course of six months.

The Trump administration opted to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to give Congress time to pass legislation that could offer a permanent solution for young illegal immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children and have grown up here.

“The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions,” Mr. Sessions said Tuesday at the Justice Department. “Such an open ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.”

Mr. Sessions said Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke opted recessed the program and to wind down the program over a six month period.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    In essence, if Congress wants to change the law, they have six months to put up or shut up. Of course, they may have to take fewer breaks to get it done.

    • bob e

      they will muk it up like they do everything else.

  • deplorabledave

    Hopefully this will tamp down the anti Trump rhetoric coming from former supporters.

  • The Butterfly

    Send them all back.

  • Dana Garcia

    Job thieves need to scram.

    Americans first — isn’t that why 62 million citizens voted for Trump.

  • Alain

    Just a thought but perhaps Trump should announce that all those who leave voluntarily without being deported, have no criminal record and can prove they could support themselves and not be a burden on the public purse could apply to immigrate legally and would be seen in a favourable way. This is not a promise they would automatically be accepted, but it could decrease the number needing to be rounded up and deported therefore saving resources and money. At the same time make it clear that any who do not leave on their own and are deported will be permeantly banned from the United States in any capacity.

    • bob e

      good thinkin’ A ..

  • k1962

    Get ready Canada, more “irregulars” coming our way.

    • bob e

      get ready to install a new language in every means of communication
      there is . And get ready to scrape the gore off the roads after
      the drunken beaners get behind the wheel.

  • bob e

    let them dream in a welfare state south of de’ border ..

    • Alain

      Trump has tweated that Americans also have dreams. I think that is a good come back.