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Americans React on Twitter over DACA Ending

Americans React on Twitter over DACA Ending

According to The Guardian, Donald Trump’s decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program from next March will leave almost a million young immigrants vulnerable of deportation.

They fear that the personal information they voluntarily handed the federal government in signing up for the scheme could now be turned against them to facilitate their own deportations.

What is Daca?

Daca is a federal government program created in 2012 under Barack Obama to allow people brought to the US illegally as children the temporary right to live, study and work legally in America.

Those applying are vetted for any criminal history or threat to national security and must be students or have completed school or military service. If they pass vetting, action to deport them is deferred for two years, with a chance to renew, and they become eligible for basics like a driving license, college enrollment or a work permit.

Those protected under Daca are known as “Dreamers”

Upon the announcement of Trump’s move to end Daca, Americans reacted heavily on social media expressing their views on the decision.

The following are random samples from twitter:

 


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