Trump administration has stopped accepting new applications for the program that Obama had started. DACA protects undocumented immigrants from expulsion who come to the USA as children. They will now also limit revisions to just 1 year while reviewing the program. This was announced by Homeland Security on Tuesday.
This announcement came over a month post the Supreme Court blocking of Trump’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This can be observed as a tactic to buy some time while the administration finalizes on their course of action.
Trump has frequently spoken out against DACA. This aligns with his anti-immigration agenda. This appears to be the latest attempt to limit the program just as the country readies for the 2020 elections. It will surely jeopardize the lives of thousands of undocumented who were benefitting from this program or had plans of applying for it.
Trump explained that he is going to “going to work with a lot of people on DACA,” when he was asked about the announcement.
“We are going to make DACA happy and the DACA people and representatives happy,” Trump said.