On Tuesday, September 5th, President Trump released a statement canceling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected 800,000 young adults from deportation. The president has placed a six month delay on the cancellation hoping that Congress will enact their own version of DACA and protect these young people. Below are two links to President Trump’s complete DACA statement; the first link is to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which has been annotated and the second link is to Fox News which only includes the text.
SPLC – President Trump’s DACA Statement, Annotated
Fox News – President Trump’s statement on DACA
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
Source of Information:
Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org), 9/6/17, News Article:
President Trump’s DACA Statement, Annotated
Fox News (foxnews.com), 9/5/17, News Article: