Trump scraps Obama-era amnesty program; 7,000 Indians to be hit among 800,000
In a major move that comes as a shocker to close to 1 million immigrants who arrived illegally to the United States as kids, United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to these immigrants. The news is set to affect more than 7,000 Indian-Americans.
“I am here today to announce that the programme known as DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrival) that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded,” US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said which was protested by hundreds of protesters who gathered outside The White House.
“The Department of Justice has advised the President and the Department of Homeland Security that DHS should begin an orderly, lawful wind down, including the cancellation of the memo that authorised this programme,” Sessions told reporters. He also added further “That is an open border policy and the American people have rightly rejected it. Therefore, the nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all cannot be accepted,” he said.
“This does not mean they are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way. It means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them.”
The US President earlier noted that because of these immigrants who were legally allowed to work in the US, jobs of the actual American Citizens has been affected forcing him to take such step as a measure to reduce the unemployment rates which is on increasing trend.