Thursday, September 07, 2017
"The tech industry is leading the charge to pressure Congress to pass a bill to protect so-called Dreamers from deportation. But how effective will the push be?
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he's making good on a promise to officially end the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which lets immigrants brought to the US illegally as children before 2007 stay without fear of deportation. The decision to rescind DACA could affect as many as 800,000 Dreamers, nicknamed after an earlier, failed piece of legislation.
The Trump administration said the program would get six months before the Dreamers lose their right to work and live in the US, giving Congress time to craft a legislative solution to the situation.
But that's a short window, considering how long the saga has gone on in Congress. For 16 years, advocates have tried -- and failed -- to pass legislation to protect these young immigrants from deportation."
'Saving DACA will be uphill battle for Facebook, Apple - CNET