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The Trump Administration Has Officially Rescinded DACA. Here’s What You Need To Know.

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Sessions: DACA immigration policy is being rescinded

BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says DACA immigration policy is being rescinded http://cnn.it/2xLwpjU

Posted by CNN on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has formerly announced that DACA is being rescinded.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a program implemented by President Obama five years ago in an executive order. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced they are revoking DACA almost immediately. There will be a six-month window as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins a wind down of the program, which would give Congress time to act on the proposed Dream Act.

DACA provided nearly 800,000 undocumented youths who came to the United States as minors protection from deportation, granted them work permits, helped them go to school and allowed them to get driver’s licenses.

According to CBS News, here’s what people currently on DACA should be aware of:

  1. DHS will use the six-month waiting period to determine what will happen with the renewal process.
  2. Any applications for initial entry into DACA that is dated after Sept. 5 will be rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  3. USCIS will be determining on a case by case basis which applications for initial DACA filed before Sept. 5 warrant legal status.
  4. If your DACA permit expires by March 5, you can renew if you file before Oct. 5.

READ: Rep. Gutiérrez Arrested At White House Rally On DACA Anniversary

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He Is A Student At Columbia University But The White House's Announcement On DACA Could Take It All Way From Him

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He Is A Student At Columbia University But The White House’s Announcement On DACA Could Take It All Way From Him

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A former intern for Republican Senator Marco Rubio is facing an uncertain future because of his DACA status.

Santiago Tobar Potes was only four years old when his parents brought him to the U.S. from Colombia in 2002.  His family fled Colombia after the rebel group known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had violently terrorized the region and murdered his grandparents. Out of fear for their lives and the life of their child, the family fled to the U.S. and have remained in the country since. Now, the DACA recipient admits that he is terrified because he doesn’t know what will happen to his life. In an op-ed written for FOX News, the Columbia University sophomore calls the decision to end DACA torture for the almost 800,000 people currently on DACA. The futures many had worked to create are now in limbo, according to Potes.

“This is torture for all 800,000 of us – a giant question mark hanging over our heads,” Potes wrote. “Almost all of us have jobs or are in school. We have friends, relatives, partners and many ties to our communities. And we love America. We desperately want to stay. But it’s not just we Dreamers who would be hurt by the end of DACA. America would suffer.”

During his interview with CNN Newsroom, Potes talks about the historical context surrounding the constitutional argument against DACA. Potes points to internment camps used to hold Japanese-Americans during World War II as being constitutionally defended.


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