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California to file separate suit on immigration protections

California to file separate suit on immigration protections”

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night said he would "revisit" the Obama-era policy shielding hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation in six months if Congress can not legalize it.

President Donald Trump campaigned against the program past year, promising to reverse President Barack Obama's executive order protecting the young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.by their parents.

Participants receive a renewable two-year period of protection from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. Mr. Trump didn't clarify what he meant by revisiting the issue on Wednesday, but said he is confident Congress will fix the problem. First introduced in the Senate in 2001 and reintroduced several times in years thereafter, the bill and several similar versions failed to pass through the US legislative branch.

"What kind of society would take young people who want to work hard and make a contribution to all of us and say, 'We're going to push you into the shadows?'" San Diego Unified Board President Richard Barrera said at a press conference Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, offered support for DACA recipients, but not for the program, saying that it is the job of Congress, not the executive branch to create immigration policy.

She says the decision of the Trump administration has served to reinforce the fears of illegal immigrants. From 2012 to 2017, about 800,000 people have registered through DACA, giving them a reprieve from deportation.

A letter from the technology-industry lobbying group FWD.us last week asked the president to keep DACA and for Congress to replace it with permanent legislation. "They speak fluent English, they've been educated in the US, majority have been to college or university, some of them have work experience".

President Donald Trump had Attorney General Jeff Sessions deliver the news to thousands of undocumented young adults, raised in America.

But Graham also tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show Congress needs "to define what an acceptable "Dream Act" would look like". "It was [Sen.] Marco Rubio in 2011 who had a bill to deal with the dreamers". And he called on Trump to work with the House to get there.

Those affected are known as "dreamers" after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act that would have allowed those brought to the U.S.as children to remain in the country legally if they attended college or joined the military.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum called the government's action "indefensible" and said Trump was "playing chicken" by giving Congress six months to improve DACA or cancel it.



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