By Megan Saari
At first, Trump has denied that he regrets in the slightest ending DACA. The DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. It was created by President Obama in 2012 as an executive order, and was about helping children who were brought into this country illegally become legal citizens. The applicants can’t have a criminal record and must have arrived in the US before 2007 and were under the age of 16 when they came. The group of now legal citizens, named the Dreamers, has been protesting President Trumps vote and have been trying to sway congress to keep the DACA alive.
Ever since Trump became president there have been organizations that protect immigrant rights’ fighting to protect the DACA. People protesting outside the white house trying to show President Trump what the people want. Trump answered the the people and declared,”I’m here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded.” So instead of completely getting rid of the program he originally gave Congress six months to fix what he calls unconstitutional or the program will be shut down forever.
Recently however Trump has announced that he is now in favor of the DACA program. He is having the program changed, instead of getting rid of it. This act has angered many republicans that thought President Trump was going to stay on the path to destroy the DACA and deport the Dreamers. Now that the President is focusing all of his efforts on the DACA, the wall that he has been talking about since his campaign is going to have to wait. Mr. Trump said, “We’re working on a plan for DACA, the wall will come later.” Since this announcement he has been meeting will protectors of immigrants rights like, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, who said “We agreed to a plan to protect our nation’s Dreamers from deportation,” adding that there would be a “border security measure that does not include a wall.” Even with all of the work Trump and the Democrats are doing they would still need the support of the Republicans to save the DACA.