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Earlier this summer, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Obama-era protections for “Dreamers” — undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — would remain in place. While some Dreamers had been already deported by ICE, it was generally good news However, President Trump is reportedly set to end those protections while letting some Dreamers remain in the U.S. until their work permits expire.
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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was started in 2012 and offered work permits to undocumented immigrants who passed a background check and maintained a clean criminal record — not really the “gang members and drug dealers” Trump said they are in February. However, though after his inauguration he