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Trump ends DACA, an amnesty programme, for 800,000 young immigrants

Programme created by former President Barack Obama

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a programme that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide their fate. Trump's action, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinds a programme called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The programme, created by Democratic former President Barack Obama, is supported by Democrats and many business leaders. The Trump administration said no current beneficiaries of the programme would be ...

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First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 21:10 IST