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Business leaders fight to preserve DACA, protect ‘Dreamers’

Joe Mont | September 6, 2017

Business leaders across the nation are vigorously protesting the seeming end of a federal program that granted amnesty to a class of immigrants known as “Dreamers.”

On Sept. 5, President Trump, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke officially rescinded the program, but provided for a six-month grace period. During the delay, Congress will have the opportunity, should it so choose, to legislatively restore or modify the program.

The program, created in a 2012 executive order by former President Barack Obama, protected the children of illegal immigrants from deportation and allowed then to hold jobs in the U.S. without the fear of immigration enforcement, provided certain criterial was mat and they had no criminal record....

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