Local DACA recipient, educator reacts to Trump decision

Lester Mason
September 6, 2017

"We believe this is a big step back for our entire country", Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said in the post, reiterating a similar statement from last week. Since then he graduated from college, landed a full-time job, and bought his first house.

"Let them know that they matter we care about them and we want them to be successful", Harmon said. This is my country I don't know anything else.

Rep. Kevin Yoder said in a statement posted to his Facebook page that although he doesn't support deporting Dreamers, "President Obama's DACA order was an unconstitutional abuse of executive authority".

Exactly how a ending DACA would "help" those benefitting from the program remains fully unclear - that is, unless Trump was suggesting that Congress establish a universal amnesty for all undocumented residents in the USA, an idea he has railed against in the past.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he is prepared to sue the Trump administration over the latest decision.

It is an Obama-era program that offered work permits, and a path to permanent residency to some children who were brought here illegally by their parents.


DACA has brought hundreds of thousands of young people out of the shadows - allowing them to live without fear, go to school, work, and contribute to America in countless other ways.

A Lubbock immigration lawyer estimates that more than 1,000 people will be affected on the South Plains alone. If legislation does not replace it, the program stops in six months. "For studying social work something that I really want to do and help others", says Janet who is now attending college.

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said he was disappointed in the decision and vowed to continue to fight for all SCS students.

"President Trump made the wrong decision today that could negatively impact our economy and numerous Commonwealth's families", Baker said in a statement Tuesday. However, the former president signaled ahead of Trump's decision that he would respond if the future of DACA was threatened. According to the Center for American Progress, 95% of these DREAMers are now either working or in school.

"We can do more than one thing at a time, and this is an issue, obviously, we should address", he said during an appearance on Fox News.

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