Trump Decides To Rescind DACA

Protests were held at various Miami Dade College campuses in early September to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

The policy—an executive order by Barack Obama in 2012—allowed more than 800,000 undocumented young people, brought to the United States by their parents, to work and study in the United States. 

The program was rescinded by President Donald J. Trump on Sept. 5. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the program as an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.” 

Sessions added that the program will not accept new applications, and people under the program can still renew their status before Oct. 5 if it expires by March 5. 

President Trump has ordered Congress to find a replacement for DACA in the next six months, or he will begin completely phasing out the program.

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Enveloped In Emotion: Dreamer Mariana Martínez, a culinary arts student at Wolfson Campus, hugs her sister Adriana Martínez in front of the Freedom Tower on Sept. 1 during a vigil to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. President Donald J. Trump decided to rescind the DACA program on September 5. The policy was instituted by the Barack Obama administration through executive order in 2012. It was a program that allowed certain undocumented young people, brought to the United States by their parents, some protections such as studying and driving in the United States. For more photos from the DACA protests and related events turn to Page 6.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER
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Supporting The Cause: Bean Blackett looks on intensely during a vigil for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Sept. 1 at the Freedom Tower.
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Marching For DACA: Pictured (front row) from left to right, Josue López and Rolando Perez protest at Kendall Campus on Sept. 5 in support of Deferred Action for the Childhood Arrivals program.
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Standing Strong: Pictured from left to right Dreamers Maria Aguilar (blue T-shirt), Monica Lazaro (blue dress), Juan Escalante (navy blue blazer) and Jesus Contreras (navy blue pants), stand together at Wolfson Campus on Sept. 5 after President Donald J. Trump decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier in the day.
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Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.

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