Though repealing the program was one of Trump's major promises to his base throughout his campaign, he appeared to demur on ending DACA after his inauguration, promising to treat its recipients "with great heart". After a short break, participants will then march to Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles, across from Union Station, where the demonstration is expected to end about 7 p.m.
The end of the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA could leave thousands of undocumented young people without federal protection from deportation.
Some Republican congressmen realize the Dreamers' special status - House Speaker Paul Ryan was among those who wanted Mr. Trump to keep DACA intact - and they now have the opportunity to rally support within their party or work with Democrats to save the program through legislation. When these students have assured access to American universities and colleges, we gain access to their insights and perspectives to the enrichment of our discussion, scholarship, and research.More news: Justice Department Requests Supreme Court Remove Travel Ban Exception Protecting Certain Refugees
Just the other day, the Trump administration made a decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that was passed during the Obama era. It's important to note that the DACA recipients who entered the United States illegally are not allowed to apply for permanent residency. 97% of those with DACA status now are working or studying full time. According to a White House official, DACA recipients who lose their recognition will be treated "like any other person in the country illegally", suggesting they would be detained and deported. With this action, the onus is now on Congress to provide a legislative fix within six months.More news: Cities already want to host Amazon's second headquarters
"I believe that the Congress has the ability and support, overwhelming support, if they are willing to work together to do the right thing for our country", he said. Trump said his decision would include a six-month delay so Congress can codify the program into law, and he has threatened to revisit his decision if lawmakers fail to act. "I think it's terrible", St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said Friday.
"We need it to go through Congress, which is what DACA did not", McCain said. "I'm not for amnesty", she said.
Trump might have actually done the DACA cause a favor. He's said publicly that he has "heart and compassion" for Dreamers, but I would have liked to see him show that to the American people.More news: US Open Tennis 2017 Schedule