Friday, June 16, 2017
No End in Sight for DACA as Executive Amnesty Turns Five
(LifeZette) Former President Barack Obama’s executive order granting quasi-amnesty turned five years old Thursday, and there is no sign it will end anytime soon — despite campaign promises President Donald Trump made.
The broken pledge remains a sore spot with immigration hard-liners, may of whom praise the president’s performance on other aspects of the issue.
Data released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials last week indicated that the government granted 17,311 new work permits to people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and renewed another 107,524 permits from January through March. That is roughly equivalent to the number of permits that the previous administration issued from October through December.
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