Trump is expected to announce his decision by Sept. 5:
Many RCC students could be deported if Trump cancels DACA.
There will be court challenges, of course, and many protests. DACA will not go down without an epic fight:
RCC students have the option to withhold their information from the federal government by selecting “No” in WebAdvisor, although the college district’s policy is to comply with warrants, etc.:
Trump, it seems, seeks to harm everything good, decent and worthwhile he can get his brutish hooks into.
California takes steps toward becoming a sanctuary state:
Update: Trump is planning to kick the can down the road on DACA by announcing he will end it in six months unless Congress passes its own legislation to continue the program. Of course, by taking this approach Trump can blame Congress if DACA is eliminated:
The Inland Empire’s people and economy would suffer if DACA is ended:
This brave DACA Dreamer died trying to save lives after the hurricane:
Trump has announced the end of DACA unless Congress acts to protect it, which is extremely unlikely:
The New York Times said in its editorial that Trump is a coward because of the way he handled the announcement to end DACA and because of the decision itself:
Former president Obama described Trump’s decision to end DACA as “cruel.” Here is Obama’s statement:
“They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours,” Obama wrote. “They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.”
Obama is correct: It would be cruel to deport DACA Dreamers. They are as American as any citizen. They serve in the U.S. military, provide the food we eat, excel in college and generate billions of dollars for the economy. They have proven that they deserve to be here.
Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York says Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA is “contrary to the spirit of the Bible and of our country, and a turning away from the ideals upon which our beloved country was founded”:
Update: Trump has proposed a legislative DACA compromise, but it is very unlikely Congress will agree to it or any other legislation within Trump’s six-month deadline:
Update: Congressional leaders and Trump have agreed to attempt to pass legislation that would protect DACA Dreamers. Nothing has been approved yet, but this new development looks promising:
What has propelled this new spirit of compromise between Trump and Democrats is Trump’s frustration with Congressional Republicans and his desire to be seen as successful in approving new legislation. Let’s hope the trend continues and that he is then impeached after the investigation into his ties to Russia concludes.
Update: Undocumented young people have until Oct. 5 to attempt to renew DACA status:
Even if a deal is struck to extend DACA, the protections would only be temporary: