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Sep. 5, 2017 – Trump Administration Announces End to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

“The Trump administration Tuesday formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA — putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as ‘DREAMers,’ who entered the country illegally as children.

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke said the administration, facing legal challenges to the program, ‘chose the least disruptive option,’ letting the program wind down in six months, and placing the onus on a sharply divided Congress to enact former President Barack Obama’s executive action into law…

Duke said no current beneficiaries will be affected before March 5 of next year. But she said, ‘No new initial requests or associated applications filed after today will be acted on.’

Trump signaled the decision earlier on Tuesday [Sep. 5], tweeting, ‘Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA.'”