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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unfortunately this morning announced the sunset of the program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA allowed approximately 800,000 foreign nationals brought to the U.S. without authorization as children, or who overstayed after a lawful admission, to remain in the U.S. with permission to attend school and work. These children and young adults passed background checks and demonstrated that they were attending, or had graduated from, high-school, college or GED programs.

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The media has reported speculation that in the coming days President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative.

There are different ways the Trump administration could end DACA, if they choose to do so:

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Immigration attorneys Nisha Karnani and Monica Khant co-wrote an article for the April Khabar magazine entitled “Immigration Ground Zero.” In the article, Nisha and Monica describe the confusion, emotion, and outpouring of legal and community support at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport on the day after President Trump signed the first travel ban. Seniors, families, and others were being detained, including those with green cards, families, homes, and jobs in the U.S. It took intervention from Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson to finally secure their release. And that was only one day at one location.

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On January 27, 2017 the President signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” In addition to a chaotic and poorly coordinated roll out, the order also fell victim to several lawsuits that stopped implementation and enforcement of the order. On February 3rd, a federal district court in Washington State issued a nationwide temporary restraining order. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision on February 9th.

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