President Donald J. Trump has worked to fulfill his campaign promises:
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling it an “amnesty-first approach” and urging Congress to pass a replacement before he begins phasing out its protections in six months.
As early as March, officials said, some of the 800,000 young adults brought to the United States illegally as children who qualify for the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will become eligible for deportation. The five-year-old policy allows them to remain without fear of immediate removal from the country and gives them the right to work legally.
The move to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can be viewed relatively on both sides of the political spectrum. Those on the Right believe that DACA is unconstitutional and puts a burden on legal citizens. Those on the Left believe DACA is constitutional and bestows protections on those here that had no control of how they got here, especially if their parents brought them as children.
Here is a commentary by my Fraternity Brother, Enrique Vazquez, about DACA; archived here http://archive.is/zsKmU:
Here is his sister, Andrea Vazquez, http://www.wvtm13.com/article/uab-student-fearful-she-may-lose-daca-status/12182150.
As you can see Disinformation has been present about DACA. It is sad that the Executive Branch has decided to suspend the program; however, it does now provide Congress with the motivation needed to replace it with something much better that will benefit both Citizens and soon to be Citizens of the United States.