Lane Community College Statement on Trump Ending DACA

NC has 7th-highest number of young immigrants in deferral program

The Trump administration Tuesday formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - also called DACA - putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as "DREAMers", who entered the country illegally as children.

Students Travelling Abroad: Of immediate concern are DACA recipients who have travelled outside of the U.S.to participate in study-abroad programs or for other reasons.

A rally is set to take place at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic on Tuesday afternoon.

The recommendations include a notice for illegal immigrants with a criminal record to avoid applying for DACA.

"There is a DREAM Act of 2017 that has been submitted, legislation in the Senate, that would be much better than DACA", Porterfield said.

This was the policy former President Barack Obama had signed into effect to bring out of the shadows the young people who were brought to America as children and know this country as their only home. The data also show that more than a thousand DACA recipients have already obtained citizenship. It will continue to renew permits for anyone whose status expires in the next six months-meaning Congress does have time to act before any now protected individuals lose their ability to work, study and live without fear of deportation.

The Oct. 5 deadline will keep the Santa Fe Dreamers Project busy over the next month, says Allegra Love, director of the project and an immigration attorney.

Strong words from the White House Tuesday that shattered the dreams of many young immigrants, including a 23-year-old Odessa woman, who's identity we aren't revealing.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, UTSA proudly embraces diversity and inclusion.

In anticipation of today's DACA decision, I reached out to my executive team and others over the weekend to be clear that it is our priority to work with you to determine how changes to DACA will affect our students and what we need to do to support them. Many, she says, are lying low out of fear that they will be targeted and arrested.

This approval allows a DACA recipient to travel out of the country and legally return, making them eligible to adjust their immigration status and receive a green card. "I have seen it and it's just...there are no words to describe their pain", Navarrete said.

"DACA helped me believe that I had something to look forward to".

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