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Trump's move to end DACA creates nightmare for American 'dreamers'
September 07,2017   By:People's Daily Online
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Sept.7,2017--U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions leaves after a press conference in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 5, 2017. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been rescinded. The move potentially puts 800,000 illegal immigrants in danger of deportation. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
 
Sept.7,2017--U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration protection program, further dividing a nation that is already deeply divided. The program allowed young undocumented immigrants, or "Dreamers," to live in the country without fear of deportation. Now, hundreds of thousands of young adults brought to the U.S. illegally as children could soon face deportation.
 
The Trump Administration said no current beneficiaries of the program would be affected before March 5. But if Congress fails to act, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children could face deportation as early as March 6. And to add to their worries, a document obtained by U.S. television network ABC News urges recipients to "prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States."
 
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who attended the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, "cheered" the administration's decision to kill the program, arguing that the aim of the Obama-era policy is to turn children brought illegally to the U.S. into "anchor babies," so that they and their extended families can then continue "the replacement of white people in the country."