What is DACA?
In 2012 the Obama Administration implemented, Deffered Actions for Childhood Arrivala (DACA) into play. DACA was an American immigration policy which allowed individuals who have entered the country illegally as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
It allowed participants to legally work in the United States.
DACA applicants had to be younger than 31 years of age and they had to prove that they have lived in the United States since June 15, 2017. Also, that they had to arrive in the U.S before the age of 16.
Why is DACA being rescinded?
Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 9 state attorneys were urging President Trump to end the program. Asserting that the program is unlawful. In June, Paxton sent a letter to the U.S Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, asking that DACA be phased out.
Nevertheless, given the administrative complexities that would arise
from ending the program in which almost 800,000 young people are enrolled, Sessions recommended that the DHS "wind down" the program in an efficient and orderly fashion. Because DACA was implemented through an executive action and not legislation, the current administration has broad authority to end or change the program.
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