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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:53 PM

Trump Tells Lawmakers 'We Don't Want To Forget DACA' After Ending Program

Source: Talking Points Memo



By MATT SHUHAM Published SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 3:33 PM

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that “we want to see if we can do something” for the nearly 800,000 young undocumented people who had been protected by DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, until he ended the program on Sept. 5.

DACA protects undocumented young people from deportation if they meet certain criteria. The program immediately ceased accepting new applicants when Trump ended it, but there is a six-month delay before the the first work permits will expire and DACA recipients will be eligible for deportation. Those with permits expiring on or before March 5 can apply for a renewal before Oct. 5.

“We’ll probably also be talking about DACA,” Trump told a spray of reporters before a meeting with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. “Because we don’t want to forget DACA, and it’s already been a week and a half and people don’t talk about it as much.”

Trump has said he wants to “legalize DACA” but congressional Republicans and members of his own administration have framed it as only one in a much larger list of immigration issues that need to be addressed, potentially including a politically toxic border wall. Trump’s elimination of the program could simply be a ploy to fulfill a campaign promise while shifting responsibility for a wave of deportations of young people to Congress.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-we-dont-want-to-forget-daca

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:55 PM

1. "We don't want to forget the Titanic." said the iceberg. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:06 PM

2. *This*

Exactly

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