Many voice disapproval as Trump administration seeks to scale back DACA program
September 6, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a speech Tuesday morning at the Department of Justice. Sessions touted the rule of law and called the program's implementation a circumvention of the Constitution's separation of powers. DACA was created through an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012. It allows eligible immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors to stay and apply for work permits for a two-year period. The period of deferred action is renewable.