Published: Sat, September 02, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump says he'll make DACA announcement before end of weekend

Trump says he'll make DACA announcement before end of weekend

"Our economy would lose $460.3 billion from the national gross domestic product (GDP) and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions, " read the letter, which was posted on FWD.us, an immigration reform group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, noting that those protected by DACA grew up in the U.S., are registered with the government, are subject to extensive background checks, and pay income taxes.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Friday called on President Donald Trump to drop plans to end legal protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers", established by President Barack Obama.

(Reporter) "Should dreamers be anxious?" "And so I really do believe there needs to be a legislative solution".

At a White House briefing August 25, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration has made no decision about the fate of DACA. That's one that we're working on.

FWD.us was formed by Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and other tech heavyweights in 2013 to help fix the immigration system.

"Like the president, I've long advocated for tougher enforcement of our existing immigration laws".

Trump had vowed to end the program and is under fierce pressure by anti-immigrant supporters to make good on that promise.

Congress under presidents of both parties has been unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others have threatened to amend a district court case to challenge the DACA program unless the Trump administration acts to phase it out by Tuesday. New York, Illinois and Florida also have large numbers.

Before leaving the White House, former Trump political strategist Stephen K. Bannon suggested to several reporters that protests of Confederate monuments would redound to Trump's benefit - "identity politics" gone amok. According to the official, the president will allow current "Dreamers" to remain in the US until their current work permits expire.

"These young people entered our country as children and should have the opportunity to remain in our country to be educated here and to have opportunities to exercise their gifts for the enhancement of our nation".

The future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has yet to be determined, but Washington state's Congressional delegation, governor, attorney general and immigration attorneys are preparing to defend the program.

People's rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendment - which protect residents of the country against unlawful search and seizures, and the right to due process - are valid regardless of the person's legal status, said Kinoshita, noting that immigrants facing deportation have the right not to let Immigration and Customs Enforcement into their homes, and also have the right to ask ICE for a warrant before allowing them in.

Trump in February, four weeks after taking office, signaled he was conflicted over the DACA program, telling a news conference he would "deal with DACA with heart" and calling the matter "one of the most hard subjects I have".

Through March, approximately 787,580 received permits to live and work in the United States as part of the DACA program since it was established in 2012.

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