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Leezia Dhalla is spending her days glued to the news, anxiously waiting for President Trump finally to announce whether he will kill the program that has protected her and nearly 800,000 other young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Trump is considering ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a program he inherited from President Barack Obama that allows DREAMERS — immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children — to remain.
After weeks of speculation over the future of the program, Trump told reporters Friday that “We love the DREAMers," and will announce a decision "sometime over the weekend ... probably Sunday, Saturday. The latest will be Monday."
originally posted by: Starcrossd
How many Dreamers have applied for citizenship?
CINCINNATI — Immigration police officers seized a 22-year-old mother of two young children last week and are holding her for deportation despite having legal status, the Enquirer has learned.
Enriquez, the married mother of two children, ages 5 and 11 months, is a two-time recipient of legal status through the DACA program. Otherwise known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, it was created in 2012 through an executive order by then-president Barack Obama to provide temporary relief for young adults who had been brought illegally into the country as children.
originally posted by: daskakik
a reply to: Kali74
I don't think so. If someone applied to the dreamer program it was because they had no other way to become legal.
Maybe some got married to citizens or any other "shady" moves.
Was there an easier way for dreamers to change their status?
Kelly Kinkade, IT geek, former law student, many other things
Answered Nov 16, 2016 · Upvoted by Kathryn Berck, Former US diplomat and consular officer.
The reason people covered by DACA do not apply for citizenship is that they aren’t allowed to.
Federal immigration and naturalization law contains a categorical bar that prevents, in most circumstances, a person from applying for permanent residency or citizenship if their most recent entry to the United States was “uninspected”: that is, other than at a port of entry where they were inspected by a border control officer.
originally posted by: carewemust
According to this article from June, President Trump is NOT terminating the DACA program.
"We called ICE in Chicago, and the person there told us, ‘When Trump came in, DACA doesn't exist anymore.’ I couldn't believe they told me that."
originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: underwerks
is a two-time recipient of legal status through the DACA program
How the HADES can you gain legal status twice ? Why ?
Something bigtime shady there