'Dreamers' Safe Under Trump—for Now

posted by Michael Harthorne -

On the fifth anniversary of President Obama's "Dreamers" program, the Trump administration included the following single line in a memo to the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday: "The June 15, 2012 memorandum that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect." This was a surprise to many, as President Trump promised during the campaign to "immediately terminate" protections for Dreamers, people brought to the US illegally by their parents before turning 16, according to US News & World Report

The memo means Dreamers will continue to be able to use and apply for permits to work in the US. "This is a big victory for Dreamers amid months of draconian and mean-spirited immigration enforcement policy," an immigration lawyer tells the New York Times.

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