President Trump rescinds DACA, fate of Tennessee 'Dreamers' resides with Congress

Posted September 12, 2017

However, during the 2016 campaign, Trump attacked DACA and stated that he would repeal it. On one hand he rescinds the Barack Obama edict, but not for six months.

We encourage you to contact your Congressional representatives: Sens. First, can Congress fix the problem? We evaluate applications from undocumented prospective students under our need-blind admissions policy with a commitment to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need regardless of country of citizenship or immigration status.

Just the other day, the Trump administration chose to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that was passed during the Obama era.

DACA recipient Natalia Rodriguez, 24, who was brought to the United States illegally at age 10, said that before the program, "I would be terrified that I would be deported".

Notwithstanding his tweet, the almost 800,000 immigrants who obtained temporary work permits and deportation protections via DACA can not necessarily rest easy.

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The addition of President Kennedy's signature to Pomona College's "Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students" would signify that the University of North Dakota truly seeks to be a leader and champion of diversity in this state. "It's very clear he wants Congress to act to get this done".

Jose Pedraza, senior in political science and president of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), believes that Trump's decision is not a step in the right direction. With this action, the onus is now on Congress to provide a legislative fix within six months. "Because we do not track information regarding the immigration status of our students, we can not say if any or how many might be affected by changes to the DACA program", Cecilia Jacobs, Director of News and Information, said.

"Starting with the Dream Act kids I think is a good down payment on what will eventually be a comprehensive solution to a broken immigration system", said Graham. The nation has taken a practical approach to immigration, welcoming immigrants because we needed them. "It's going to impact a lot of society whether they work as engineers, nurses, lawyers and doctors", said Corzo.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said on Wednesday in announcing the lawsuit he is co-leading that the DACA beneficiaries deserved protection. Similarly to how the US justice system would never sentence a minor under the age of 15 to the same sentence as an adult, there is no reason to prosecute the Dreamers as if they are consenting adults in the decision their parents made.