Trump ends Obama’s program to protect undocumented youth
Trump ends Obama’s program to protect undocumented youth. This is the end of the dream for the Dreamers. Donald Trump decided on Tuesday to end the program set up by Barack Obama putting hundreds of thousands of undocumented youths safe from eviction and allowing them to study and work in the United States. However, the US president said that the disappearance of his predecessor’s decree would be “progressive”, with a six-month deadline given to Congress to “act and vote a bill” definitively settling the fate of about 800,000 people aged 15 to 36 years.
— Matthew Nussbaum (@MatthewNussbaum) 5 September 2017
Trump does not listen to his “heart”
Donald Trump promised to settle the thorny question “with heart”, recognizing that most of the people concerned were not responsible for their parents’ decision to come illegally to the United States. But the US president, who had campaigned for economic nationalism, wants to give “priority” to American workers.
As of today, no new applications will be considered. But those already approved will be able to complete their two-year work permit. By inviting Congress to legislate, Donald Trump leaves the door open for a compromise. But while the Republicans control both chambers of Congress, it is unlikely that elected officials will vote in favor of a text that had not already passed at the time, prompting Barack Obama to pass a decree.
Barack Obama left his usual reserve, denouncing on Facebook a decision “bad and cruel”. The former president appealed to Congress to regularize the dreamers, in the name of the principle of “Elementary decency.” The reactions have multiplied. Mexico has “deplored” this announcement. The American Catholic Church promised to “fight” for the Dreamers, the name of an immigration reform never voted in Congress (the “dream act”).
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 5, 2017