United States demonstrations against Trump’s DACA repeal

This video from the USA says about itself:

Interviews: New York City youth oppose DACA repeal

9 September 2017

Unite all workers against the attack on immigrants!

Thousands of people in the US participated in demonstrations over the weekend in response to the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The action marks a new stage in the administration’s attack on immigrant workers and youth: here.

Democratic Congressional leaders said Wednesday night that they had reached an agreement with the Trump administration on immigration policy. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hailed the deal after their dinner with Trump, who has overseen a brutal escalation of the attack on immigrant workers and youth: here.

After a meeting with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday, Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly denounced 1.1 million immigrant youth who did not sign up for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), calling them “too afraid” or “too lazy to get off their asses”: here.

ICE agents arrest Kansas chemistry professor who was taking his daughter to school: here.

Stephen Miller Echoes White Nationalists In Leaked Anti-DACA Emails [HuffPost]

14 thoughts on “United States demonstrations against Trump’s DACA repeal

  1. Friday 15th September 2017

    CONFUSION reigned in the US yesterday over Donald Trump’s plan to deport 800,000 illegal immigrants who came to the country as children.

    Democratic Party leaders said they had come to a tentative agreement with Mr Trump over dinner on Wednesday, which would have further militarised the US border with Mexico while protecting people currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme.

    However, Mr Trump’s press secretary denied that a deal had been done, and then the president himself said early in the morning that “no deal was done last night on DACA.”

    Then, as he was leaving the White House yesterday morning, he told reporters that in fact there was a deal.

    Immigrants’ rights organisations sounded a note of caution, warning that any backroom deal stitched up between Establishment Democrats and Mr Trump could end up attacking other groups.

    The National Immigration Law Centre said a deal was needed, but “the devil is in the details, and details that hurt other communities won’t work.”

    Others demanded a “clean Dream Act,” noting that people living near the border were already subjected to harsh law enforcement.

    The DACA programme was brought in by an executive order by former president Barack Obama in 2012, under which people who arrived in the United States illegally when they were children can register every two years to be protected from deportation and receive a work permit.

    Bills containing similar provisions have been brought into and blocked by Congress several times since 2001.

    Mr Trump declared earlier this month that he would scrap the DACA programme and gave Congress six months in which to pass a Bill before people started to be deported.

    But it is doubtful that such a Bill would be passed by Congress as it is controlled by the Republican Party, which remains hostile to immigrants.

    Several Republican Congress members criticised the idea of a deal and the far-right Breitbart website — run by Mr Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon — ran the headline: “Amnesty Don” and said that Mr Trump had “caved.”



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