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It should take 6 hours to fix DACA, not 6 months — Kasich

07 Setiembre 2017

He added that Congress' low approval rating shows that the American people hold a similarly pessimistic view of their elected representatives' ability to get legislation passed. They marched around a city block, chanting against the deportation of immigrants, including those brought to the country as children.

It's difficult to understate how reckless it is for a federal politician in Canada to muse about an issue like this when American politicians are still grappling with how to deal with this group of undocumented immigrants.

"They looked at the words of President [Barack] Obama himself who said the executive [branch] should not make an end run around Congress", said Conway. Failure to enforce the laws in the past has put our nation at risk of crime, violence and even terrorism.

Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh said ending DACA will drive thousands out of the workplace and would cost the state more than half a billion dollars a year in GDP losses.

Kasich, who lost his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, had a message for the so-called DREAMers potentially affected by Trump's decision. "They ought to be able to stay here".

"No current beneficiaries will lose their protected status for six months, but no new applications for DACA status will be taken after Tuesday", Sessions announced.

Why has Trump repealed it?

"We've been promised for the past 10 years that Congress and politicians were going to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and that hasn't happened".

"It may be if the Republicans in Congress who are saying they wanted to preserve DACA are being genuine that this is the kick in the pants that they need to enact the legislation". Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said DACA is an example of Obama's "executive overreach" and Trump's move means it's up to "Congress to sort it out".

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

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It should take 6 hours to fix DACA, not 6 months — Kasich