Protesters Block Streets On Last Day Of DACA Renewals

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That plan included an October 5 deadline for current recipients to renew their coverage.

Trump made a decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began under executive action by then-President Barack Obama, he signaled to Congress that they should embrace a new version of the Dream Act to allow the so-called Dreamers to remain in the country.

"A lot of our youth don't have DACA, and even though, yes, we think DACA youth should be protected, we think that all youth regardless of qualifying for DACA or not should be protected", she said.

". Only by the reliable enforcement of immigration law can we produce safe communities, a robust middle class and economic fairness for all Americans".

On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee plans to take up legislation to provide $10 billion aimed at securing the U.S. -Mexico border.

Ceja along with other immigration organizations also organized fundraisers to help raise money for recipients who can not afford the renewal application fee.

The DACA program was enacted through executive order by President Barack Obama in 2012, after Congress failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

President Trump then wrote on Twitter that "Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do)".

"I looked at her card and I realized it expired March 7th", said Carrie Carranza, a legal counselor for CWS.

However, Katherine's brother, whose original DACA request missed the new cut-off date by just a few days, could be soon deported back to Guatemala. "That's about it!" Katherine, who was cradling her 21-month-old daughter, Abigail, a United States citizen, now works part-time in a shoe store, and says she plans to finish high school, then to go to college to study child psychology.

An end to DACA wouldn't directly impact a large number of would-be health professionals, but it would worsen provider shortage issues, particularly in already underserved areas. So far, the USA agency has received less than 20 applications from the hurricane-struck regions. "What the administration gives, the administration can take away because it is a discretionary program", Spector said.

Since the administration's September 5 announcement, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have proposed legislation to protect the 800,000 immigrants protected by DACA.

They argued the administration didn't do enough to alert people the program was ending, and said they fear the information illegal immigrants turned over to the government will now be used to facilitate their deportation.

The group was surprised that more DACA recipients did not come in for assistance. While the share of medical students and residents with DACA status is negligible now, that's in part due to the fact that most of the 800,000 current DACA recipients are still working their way through undergraduate degree programs. Also, 94 percent of Latinos, 93 percent of Blacks and 84 percent of whites said yes to these young people.