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What is DACA and what does today’s deadline mean?

What is DACA and what does today’s deadline mean?

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Thursday marks the deadline for thousands of participants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to submit renewal applications even as the Trump administration has announced the “orderly wind down” of the program that protects hundreds of thousands of people brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. The deadline applies to roughly 154,200 recipients whose benefits are set to expire prior to March 5, 2018. According to the Department of Homeland Security, about 106,000 have filed their renewals as of Wednesday. The program, aimed at a group brought illegally to this country as children, allows those who are registered to work or attend school in the United States without fear of being deported. Those in the program must
Rep. Luis Gutierrez: When Democrats Take Majority We’re Going To “Eliminate” Trump

Rep. Luis Gutierrez: When Democrats Take Majority We’re Going To “Eliminate” Trump

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) ripped President Trump for his immigration policy in a sermon at Chicago's Lincoln United Methodist Church on Saturday. The Democratic Congressman said Trump is the "major criminal" and he will "eliminate" him as president when the Democrats win a majority in the House. The Lincoln United Methodist Church is a sanctuary church and according to Gutierrez's website, he "spoke to a packed house about the need to defend DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and other forms of legal immigration status that are under attack from Republicans and Donald Trump." Luis Gutierrez said that while Trump is attempting to criminalize immigrants, the president is the "real criminal." The Congressman said illegal immigrants are not criminals and that h
Democrat Rep. Gutierrez tells church that Trump must be ‘eliminated’ from presidency [VIDEO]

Democrat Rep. Gutierrez tells church that Trump must be ‘eliminated’ from presidency [VIDEO]

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) gave a scathing speech against the immigration and environmental policies of President Donald Trump, and called for the community to fight against him to “eliminate” him from office. Speaking Saturday from the sanctuary of the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Chicago, Gutierrez said that he would make sure a Democrat-controlled Congress would issue articles of impeachment against Trump to “eliminate him as the president of the United States of America.” “You know what a criminal is?” he asked. “Someone who takes health care away from 33 million people is a criminal!” “Someone who uses his executive authority to turn away people fleeing devastation,” he continued. “Devastation! Have you seen the children? Have you seen the faces of those fleeing Syria
What Trump tweet to DACA Dreamers ?

What Trump tweet to DACA Dreamers ?

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Trump Says Dreamers “Have Nothing to Worry About” He pledges “no action!” on DACA beneficiaries during the next six months. Here’s exactly what that means.   President Trump tweeted an odd reassurance Thursday morning to the DACA beneficiaries whose lives he recently threw into uncertainty. Just two days earlier, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the policy, to come after a six-month phase-out. Trump informed Dreamers “that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period” that “you have nothing to worry about - No action!” Some commentators quickly slammed the tweet as a misleading falsehood; MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called it “dangerous and irresponsible,” and the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman claimed it was untrue. But Trump isn’t neces