President Trump rescinds Obama era immigration policy, 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals'

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Earlier this month U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Trump's decision to rescind DACA, affecting some 800,000 U.S. resident brought to the United States as children and who now are protected under the program.

The attorneys general of California, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota filed a joint lawsuit at a federal court in northern California, following a similar decision last week by a coalition of 15 states as well as the District of Colombia that houses the capital Washington.

California's attorney general is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end a program that protects young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation.

According to National Public Radio (NPR), President Trump made a statement, saying "I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents".

It covers almost 800,000 people.

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"We would welcome the participation of other universities and colleges around the country, absolutely", Napolitano said in a media call on Friday. It's also popular with voters, who see the good sense in encouraging these young "Dreamers" who, in many cases, are among the nation's best and brightest.

The Republican president announced last week that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months. After that, there will be no more renewals, if the Trump administration's action stands.

"In other words, the executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions", Sessions said. However, based off of the history of the Dream Act, it seems unlikely that Congress will be able to work together to pass legislation. DACA has significantly increased recipient earnings, allowing them to access higher education, home, and business ownership as well as expand their tax contributions to Social Security and Medicare. There are 800,000 people involved in the DACA programme and a quarter of this group live in California. Castleton University President David Wolk won't say how many Dreamers are enrolled at the Vermont college.

"I hope Congress will now act to provide former DACA beneficiaries with durable legal status".