BINTANGNEWS.com – US
President Donald Trump’s decision to end amnesty for hundreds of thousands of
immigrants brought illegally to the country as
children will threaten the lives of thousands of
vulnerable families, an
analyst in Ohio says.
become an issue for Donald Trump to persecute children; vulnerable children; in
this case hundreds of thousands of children,” said Gordon
Duff, senior editor at Veterans Today.
are going to be put at risk; these children face very uncertain lives,” Duff
told Press TV on Monday.
most ignorant and hateful groups” have supported Trump’s decision to end DACA
and “persecute children,” Duff added.
said last week that his administration would end the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an American immigration policy established by the
administration of then President Barack Obama in June 2012.
program allowed nearly 800,000 young immigrants,
often called "Dreamers", to live, study and work in the US.
had promised to get rid of the program during his presidential campaign, though
he softened that rhetoric soon after being inaugurated.
UN human rights official voiced concern on Monday
about Trump’s decision to end DACA, urging the US Congress to give them
"durable legal status."
am concerned by the government's decision to end the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals program," UN rights chief Zeid
Ra'ad al-Hussein said at the opening of the 36th session of the UN Human Rights
Council (UNHCR) in Geneva.
Congress will now act to provide former DACA beneficiaries with durable legal
status. I am disturbed by the increase in detentions and deportations of
well-established and law-abiding immigrants,” he said.
also said the number of detentions of migrants with
no criminal convictions was 155 percent higher during the first five months of
this year than during the same period of 2016.
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