US President Donald Trump has decided to end the immigrant amnesty DACA with the enforcement being delayed for six months. This program gives US Work Permits to individuals who arrived as children illegally to the US. The six months time will be given to the Congress to frame an alternative legislation to the immigrant amnesty DACA.
The immigrant amnesty DACA policy was introduced by the Obama administration and it protects more than 800,000 immigrants from deportation and authorizes them to work in the US.
Trump has decided to give 6 months to the US Congress to come up with an alternate legislation after leaders from Republic Party and economy asked him to retain the program. This includes Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook and Tim Cook the Chief executive of Apple. The latter posted a tweet that 250 of his employees were DACA immigrants and he stands by them, as quoted by the Guardian.
Immigrant amnesty DACA protects a fraction of the illegal immigrants in the US. Majority of them are Hispanic. Trump in his election campaign had vowed to deport all these immigrants. But a large number of US nationals are rallying in support of these young immigrants. They have also spent a major time of their lives in the US.
The decision to end the program with 6 months of delay is intended to pacify both the factions of the immigration debate in the US. Paul Ryan the Speaker of House of Representatives has urged Trump to not to end the immigrant amnesty DACA program. He was joined by Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.
DACA has large bipartisan support in the US Congress with several top leaders of Republican Party cautioning against its repeal.
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