Even with a divided government following the midterm elections, President Trump has all the discretionary powers he needs to provide a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants—if he wants to. A paper in the Lewis & Clark Law Review explains why.
The nation’s immigration machinery has been thrown into confusion since 2017, when the government issued new rules intended to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Youths under age 21 are paying a stiff price.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. The Crime Report covered a protest that began Tuesday in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Agents said a “targeted immigration enforcement action” in Jackson, Ms., nabbed Daniela Vargas, 22, after she spoke of her fear of deportation. She was in President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the “Dreamers.”