Former US President Barack Obama on his page in Facebook called cruel and misguided solution to the current occupant of the White house Donald trump to cancel the order granting the right to enter a child in the US to illegal immigrants to obtain a residence permit.
“These young people are true Americans, but not on paper. Their parents brought them to our country, no children. It is possible that another state they just do not know and do not speak any other language than English (…) it is Impossible to make these young people came under attack, they did nothing wrong,” wrote the 44th President of the United States.
5 Sep trump cancelled the decree Obama, saying that his predecessor as President bypassed the will of Congress in adopting the procedure for obtaining citizenship of children of illegals, the so-called program of “deferred action for child immigrants” (DACA). “There are no opportunities to take to reform immigration laws if the Executive branch will be able to rewrite or repeal laws at their own discretion,” concluded trump.
The DACA program allowed to get a reprieve from possible deportation to children of illegal immigrants, mostly from Latin American countries who arrived in the U.S. before they turned 16 years old.
In case of approval they issued the document on the deportation deferral and a work permit for a period of two years with possibility of extension. According in 2016, the program was used by about 750 thousand people, half of whom lived in California and Texas, reports BBC News. In the US these people are also called “dreamers”.
The fight against illegal migrants is one of the main election promises trump. On 25 January he signed a decree on the protection of state borders, involving the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. According to the President, the construction will begin soon and will initially be financed from the budget of the United States, however Mexico reimburses 100 percent of costs.