The United States canceled a deferral of deportation for children of illegal immigrants: what does it mean?
US President, Donald trump has cancelled a program that gave the opportunity to delay deportation for children of illegal immigrants coming into the country. The decision sparked protests in cities across the US.
Donald trump has cancelled a program that gave the opportunity to defer deportation for more than 750 thousand children of illegal immigrants coming into the country.
A program called “deferred action for child immigrants” (DACA) was adopted five years ago, then President Barack Obama. Its abolition was one of the campaign promises trump.
About the White house’s decision, announced at a press conference in Washington, the attorney General and the head of the Ministry of justice Jeff sessions.
“We are talking about an indefinite practice of the bypass immigration laws. We can’t accept everyone who wants to come here”, he said.
Scheme allowed to obtain a reprieve from possible deportation to children of illegal immigrants, mostly from Latin American countries who arrived in the United States until they have fulfilled 16 years.
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.
The program, according to 2016, was used by about 750 thousand people, half of whom lived in the States of California and Texas.
The trump explained the need to repeal DACA desire to follow the letter of the law.
I don’t like to punish children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are a country of opportunities because we are a country with laws in force.Donald Trump
The Mexican government in its statement said that deeply regrets the cancellation of the program and activates the consular work to protect its citizens who suffered from the closure of DACA.