CEOs, Staff Put Pressure on Trump over DACA Decision

The program, also known as DACA, was formed through executive order by Obama in 2012 and allows for certain people who came to the US illegally as minors to be protected from immediate deportation.

DACA's future is in further jeopardy because of ten Republicans state officials who are threatening to sue the Trump administration should it fail to stop renewing and granting DACA applications before September 5.

Asked for his message to the more than 120,000 Texas residents who are recipients of DACA, according to Department of Homeland Security estimates, Pence said, "We'll deal with these other issues as they come and the president will give careful consideration to them". "ICE is not going to speculate on this issue before a decision is made", said Jennifer Elzea, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As Congress and the Trump administration consider whether to extend or cancel the program, those children are often overlooked, though their well-being hangs in the balance.

Meanwhile, activists supporting DACA have been mounting a furious lobbying effort, operating phone banks, meeting with lawmakers, sending letters and staging protests to draw attention to the fate of what are undoubtedly the most sympathetic immigrants living in the country illegally.

He said it would immediately force a debate in Congress over granting a more permanent legal status to Dreamers.

Many demonstrators criticized Trump as a demagogue who has unfairly portrayed undocumented immigrants as criminals and inherently suspicious.

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"If they look and their parents, and their parents are distressed, then a lot of times, they model that reaction", Kearney said, adding that fear of separation is common among mixed-status families. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters last Friday that the program continues to be under review.

"The DACA program changed my life". Francisco is an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States at the age of 2. Escalante also suggests donating to local organizations that support immigrant rights and recommends United We Dream, National Immigration Law Center, and America's Voice.

Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA on August 30, 2017 in New York City.

"I think that's a sign that Trump is going to continue to play to his base and be as divisive as possible, and then what we're going to watch over the next few weeks is, does he insist on building this wasteful border wall and will he really risk shutting down the government?"

In fact, DACA DREAMers, (sometimes called DACAmented DREAMers) are not now safe from being deported, even though DACA should allow them to remain in the US. Trump was critical of the programme during his election campaign previous year, and has until 5 September to decide whether he will dissolve it. Approximately 800,000 people, sometimes called "dreamers", have benefitted from DACA, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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