Thousands gather in Midtown to protest Trump's DACA decision

Posted September 12, 2017

Napolitano, former head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, says undoing DACA violates the constitutional rights to due process of students covered by DACA, so she is suing the Trump administration in federal court.

Thousands of protesters descended on Columbus Circle Saturday to denounce President Trump's decision to end DACA. On one hand he rescinds the Barack Obama edict, but not for six months.

DACA allowed you roughly 9,000 Rhode Island and MA residents to avoid deportation. First, can Congress fix the problem?

In their lawsuit, the prosecutors from the states of New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia, as well as from the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), said the decision announced Tuesday by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions would harm their states' residents, institutions and economies.

Now the Administration has chose to exclude Dreamers in our country and has set out a timeline that could end the DACA program.

Charlotte Alvarez, the executive director and staff attorney for the Bloomington-based Immigration Project, said on GLT's Sound Ideas that Trump's reversal has led to confusion among DACA recipients. 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.

Imagine you were in your 20s (like I am), and someone said you no longer can stay here and then placed you in a country you don't remember living in, where you don't know anyone, and where you may not even speak the language.

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On Thursday during Clubs Day, representatives for the Coalition for Undocumented Students and Allies, a resource listed by the Puente Program, said they were unwilling to be interviewed by The Current for this story.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he's pleased that Trump included a six-month delay before ending the DACA program, saying those participants anxious about deportation should "rest easy" because Congress will work with Trump to achieve a compromise that protects them.

Trump is navigating politically tricky waters.

Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference that Trump has indicated his support and willingness to sign into law the Dream Act, legislation that would give a path to legalization to the immigrants brought to the country as children.

Trump, an immigration hard-liner who has had kind words for the Dreamers, has given Congress six months to act. Many of them have grown up, found work commensurate with their education, and begun their own families. Faith and Freedom Coalition chairman Ralph Reed posted a Twitter statement that said the executive order which created DACA was "illegal and unconstitutional".

They are our neighbors, our classmates, our co-workers.