Immigrant Advocates Warn Obama Program of Deportation Protection Could Still Be Eliminated by Trump

Undocumented immigrants covered by deportation protections issued in 2012 said they were relieved that President Donald Trump with keep those protections in place. But immigrant advocates cautioned that Trump could still eliminate the program at a future date.The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday night issued a memo emphasizing that another immigration initiative of 2014 for immigrant parents of U.S.-born children would be rescinded. Federal courts already had effectively done that.But deeper in the DHS memo, the agency said the original DACA program of 2012 wasn’t affected by the elimination of the 2014 program.The White House warned Friday morning that Trump hadn’t made a decision about the long-term fate of the initiative known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.In Dallas, Jose Manuel Santoyo, a graduate student at Southern Methodist University, said more clarity would be welcome. Santoyo, a Mexican immigrant, is on his third, two-year renewal of DACA, and has been a strong advocate for young immigrants who call themselves Dreamers and, more recently, the Dacamented.  Continue reading...

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