On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump said that he would immediately end DACA and another program that protected people in the country illegally who are parents of Americans. While Trump scrapped the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program in June, he’d said since taking office that DACA recipients weren’t immigration enforcement priorities.
Trump now is giving Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution to resolve the Dreamers’ status. In the meantime new applications and DACA extensions will not be accepted after Oct. 5. For those currently in the program, their legal status and other DACA-related permits will begin expiring in March 2018 and Dreamers will all lose their status by March 2020 unless Congress passes new legislation that allows them to stay.Read More