Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

The never-implemented program was created by President Barack Obama in 2014 to protect people living in the United States illegally who have children who are US citizens or legal residents.

A Thursday night news release from DHS states, "the June 15, 2012 memorandum that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect".

Now that Trump has chose to keep the program in place, many of his strongest supporters may be angered by the president's latest immigration decision. But in a follow-up statement on Friday, the White House said that "no final determination" had been made about the future of the program.

Kelly said in a statement, Thursday, he was rescinding the initiative because there was no credible path forward to litigate the now enjoined policy.

The program was created by President Barack Obama in 2014 to protect people living in the United States illegally who have children who are USA citizens or legal residents.

During last year's presidential campaign he had pledged to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country and to end the Dreamers program.

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Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it". He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country".

The announcement to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, was made quietly late Thursday. "DACA works, DACA helps our society and DACA helps people".

But raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have caught up many people with minor legal violations and families that have lived in the country for decades.

Of the two Obama orders in question, DAPA was always a more radical program. Continuing it would be unpopular with many of his supporters. "The preservation of DACA is a tribute to the strength of the Dreamer movement". Since his election he has softened his tone and said he would deal with DACA "with heart, " without pledging to continue it. However, President Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said continuing the program would "maintain protection for the thousands of talented young Mexicans enrolled".

DAPA "was immediately enjoined by the courts and it languished in limbo for two or three years, so my action yesterday was just a little housecleaning", Kelly said at a meeting in Miami with Latin American leaders on security in Central America.

Participants were to have been kept safe from deportation and provided with renewable work permits, but the program was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states sued. "Many working class Americans voted for President Trump because of his promise to combat illegal immigration and secure U.S.jobs for American workers".

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