According to reports, as of Sept. 4, President Donald Trump was strongly considering a plan that would end DACA ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals )the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to The New York Times.
However, Trump will give Congress half a year to replace the initative. Some have speculated that, given the legislative body's record regarding previous measures, six months may not be enough timeand it is not known what would happen if another plan is not reached within the time frame.
However, those against the plan have quickly responded. Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ) said, "As people are celebrating and spending time with their families over Labor Day weekend, President Trump announces that he is attacking immigrant families by terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This announcement further shows how President Trump has made division, bigotry, and hatred the hallmark of his administration. In the face of President Trump's hate-filled policies, Americans of all backgrounds must come together.
"In Chicago, we have an opportunity to protect our undocumented youth by ensuring that we pass the legislation put forward by the Chicago Immigration Working Group and by taking steps to ensure that every undocumented young person employed by the City remains employed despite this decision. I ask Mayor Emanuel to take the necessary steps to ensure no DACA recipient hired by the City of Chicago loses their job as a result of President Trump's termination of DACA."
The New York Times article is at www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/us/politics/trump-daca.html .