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Hundreds of Dominican students might be affected by end of DACA

The most recent action by US President Donald Trump instructing the Congress to create compensating legislation for the so-called unconstitutional DACA executive order created by President Obama possibly threatens the continued studies of hundreds of Dominican students in the United States who are undocumented aliens. Known as “dreamers” these children who came to the United States often times as infants are subject to deportation.

Prior to the end of his mandate, then President Barrack Obama was not able to get legislation passed through Congress that would grant an amnesty to the hundreds of thousands of dreamers. Instead, President Obama decided to issue an Executive Order, now known as DACA that allowed these children to study, obtain drivers licenses and work permits that could be renewed every two years.

Action taken on Tuesday, 5 September 2017 by President Trump does not mean the immediate deportation of anyone but rather initiates a six-month period in which the President has called on his Congress to seek a legal solution.

As reported by the Diario Libre, this action places in limbo the situation of hundreds of thousands of students throughout the United States. In New York, with its large Dominican population, the reaction to the news from the White House was as to be expected with the governor, the mayor, and US Congressman Adriano Espaillat together with city leaders up in arms over the announcement.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Sep 9, 2017

Category: DR News |

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