The Trump administration’s decision to terminate a program that provided protections for around 800,000 young undocumented immigrants has evoked severe criticism by former President Barack Obama, who termed it as “wrong,” “self-defeating” and “cruel.”
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday announced President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program saying it was unilaterally implemented by Obama without approval from Congress.
Sessions noted that DACA would be wound down to create a time period for Congress to act to address the undocumented immigrants who were granted protection under the program.
The government will stop processing new applications for DACA protection but said current recipients will not be affected before March 5, 2018. READ MORE