December 15, 2018

Review Category : People

DACA: Students march out of schools in protest at Trump scrapping immigration amnesty

DACA: Students march out of schools in protest at Trump scrapping immigration amnestyStudents in Denver have walked out of their schools in protest at Donald Trump's decision to end a programme that protected 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. It was the first day back to school for many across the US, with students looking to make their feelings about the move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) scheme clear. Students have also joined protests against the decision outside of the White House in Washington DC.


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What is Daca and who are the Dreamers?

What is Daca and who are the Dreamers?Loyola Marymount University student and ‘Dreamer’ Maria Carolina Gomez joins a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as Daca. The Trump administration announced last week that it planned to scrap Daca, the program that gives temporary protection to undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children. Attorney general Jeff Sessions said the US would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) in March 2018, throwing almost 800,000 people into turmoil and fear.


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'This is where I belong': Meet the Dreamers facing a nightmare as Trump scraps Daca

'This is where I belong': Meet the Dreamers facing a nightmare as Trump scraps DacaBefore the announcement that has thrown his life into disarray, Edward had been exploring some options to secure his future in America: marriage or the military. Born in Mexico but raised in Texas, where his mother took him after their neighbours were murdered in the city of Reynosa, Edward has been able to work legally and attend college under the auspices of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme, a scheme initiated by former president Barack Obama, which offers work authorisation and protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who arrived as children and have clean criminal records. Edward, who asked that his full name not be used to protect his undocumented mother, has explored enlisting in the armed forces or marrying someone with legal status as a way to preserve the stability Daca lent his life.


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