An Obama-era is supposed to protect the immigration program, the parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation, was formally repealed, fulfilling a key electoral promise of President Trump, the Homeland Security Department announced late Thursday.
Homeland Security John Kelly formally, a policy is repealed memo, Deferred action for parents of Americans program. The revocation came on the fifth anniversary of the effort, the protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
The program for the protection of the parents, it was announced by President Obama in November 2014, but was never launched because it was blocked by a Federal court, according to Reuters.
It was intended to keep the parents with an immigrant background safe from deportation and offer you a renewable work permit good for two years, but it was blocked by a Federal judge in Texas to the 26 States ‘ lawsuit against the Federal government and against the efforts of the legality.
Republicans complain about the effort as “backdoor Amnesty” and argued that Obama exceeded his authority by protecting a certain class of immigrants in the United States illegally.
The protection program for parents, such as young migrants, with a policy memo during the Obama administration. Both programs required that the participants meet certain conditions, including not having a criminal history. To protect as part of the expansion, the parents with an immigrant background living in the United States illegally, the Obama administration is also trying to the concerns of the young immigrants with work permits good for three years. This provision was also blocked by Texas judge.
By canceling the note and terminate the stalled program to fulfill a key campaign promise by Trump, who promised to “immediately” cancel ” the two efforts. Trump has not said what he plans to do to the Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals program, but so far most of the immigrants protected by the efforts, were not targeted by intensified efforts to find and deport immigrants living in the country illegally. As of March 31, about 787,000 young immigrants approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to state data.
The arrests of immigrants in the interior of the country have increased, under the trump administration, but deportations are down slightly because less people are caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally.
Trump has the immigration enforcement a top priority and has vowed to continue a crackdown on those in the US illegally and those trying to sneak into the country.
Reuters reported that Trump previously said that his government was considering various options.
“You should be very concerned,” Trump to ABC News in January said, referring to the IF-receiver. “I have a big heart.
The Associated Press contributed to this report