Trump made a mistake with DACA

Donald Trump’s decisions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, comes after months of “will he or won’t he” speculation. The Obama program has protected more than 800,000 immigrants from deportation, many who define themselves as “dreamers”. Trump insisted that he would end DACA, but his stance has been less rigid since he became president. Today,  he did end it. This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it. The young people covered by DACA are our friends and neighbors. They contribute to our communities and to the economy. DACA deportation could cost US economy more than 400 billion. These are young people who were brought to this country by their parents and have never known anyplace else. Six months from today,  DACA recipients will start to lose their ability to work legally and will risk immediate deportation everyday. We don’t deserve to live in...

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