On Tuesday (September 5), Donald Trump ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive action created by President Obama. It protected nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in America illegally as children from deportation by offering them legal work permits. In the five years since it was enacted, the individuals have studied in schools, pursued careers, and started families.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement that the government will no longer accept new applications. Some of the current immigrants already receiving protection will be able to renew their two-year period of legal status until October 5. Trump has urged Congress to replace the program with legislation within six months, before the phasing-out process begins on March 5, 2018. However, if they fail to act, the immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children could face deportation. Here’s how celebrities reacted before and after the announcement.
Barack Obama (Read more here )
Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill…
Yvette Nicole Brown & Gabrielle Union
Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony)
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
I stand with the Dreamers — the young people brought to our country by their parents. Many have lived here as long as…
Apple CEO Tim Cook
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
California Senator Kamala Harris
Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley)