Pres. Trump rescinds DACA program

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Article category: 
National Issues
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President Trump announced today, September 5, that “…in the best interests of our country, and in keeping with the obligations of my office, the Department of Homeland Security will begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA, one that provides minimum disruption.  …”   Read the Presidents’ statement here.
At the same time, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced “that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded.”  His statement, which gives a good explanation of the rationale for rescinding the program, can be read here.
A leader in the fight to end DACA, Roy Beck of NumbersUSA, comments:
"President Trump has delivered a wonderful Labor Day present to unemployed American Millennials by ordering the end of former President Obama's unconstitutional issuing of work permits under the DACA amnesty. NumbersUSA applauds the President for keeping his campaign promise. Now it is time for Congress to focus on strong immigration enforcement measures and reforms to our legal immigration system that put American workers first."
-- Roy Beck, President & Founder of NumbersUSA