A court in the United States to renew the law that protects children of illegal immigrants from deportation
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The district court in Washington ruled that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump needs to restore the Executive order signed by President Barack Obama to protect children of illegal immigrants from deportation (DACA), according to Reuters.
Federal judge John Bates, the court considered the arguments presented by the administration, trump said he did not intend to change its previous April the decision on the renewal of the law because the evidence “did not dispel his fears”. The Ministry of internal security of the United States, sued under the claim of several non-governmental institutions, argued that it has the full right to cancel the program, as is its performer.
The judge also ruled that the program should be restored in full, including the part that allows you to accept new applications for deferred deportation of children of illegal migrants.
However, the judge agreed to delay the entry of its decision until August 23, to give the representatives of the administration time to decide whether they will appeal.
Adopted in 2012 during the presidency of Barack Obama, the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protects against the deportation of children of illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. parents. Issued as an Executive decree of the President of the United States, the program allows children of illegal immigrants to obtain renewable two-year deferral from deportation, during which they can find work or in some other way to legalize their stay in the United States and reapply for a visa to participate in the program.
Law DACA was passed by the U.S. Congress as an alternative to another initiative that allows children of illegal immigrants to obtain American citizenship (this process is regulated by a separate law — the DREAM Act; he was put to a vote but was not adopted).
President Donald trump after coming to power said that he intends to repeal DACA. The head of state repeatedly pointed out that this law is a difficult subject. In June 2017, the Department of homeland security announced plans to revoke the Executive decree Obama, who has expanded the DACA program. In September 2017, the US attorney General Jeff sessions announced the cancellation of the program. He stressed that people who apply for grants under DACA, are offenders that adversely affect the level of unemployment among US citizens. Trump in his statement also noted that the program sparked concern “millions of Americans affected by this system.” The final decision to cancel was to take legislators. After that, trump has repeatedly changed his opinion, saying that the program needs America, but it needs to be modified.
On June 20 of this year, trump signed a decree that prohibits separate families of migrants illegally crossing the U.S. border.