The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday, 5th September, the annulation of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The announcement is receiving scathing criticism. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a programme envisioned, initiated and enacted by Trump’s predecessor, Barrack Obama. The programme provided relief to foreign-born people who illegally arrived in the US before the age of 16 from the threat of being deported for a particular time span (therefore “deferred”) and provided the provision of education and the right to apply for a legal work permit.

DACA and “THE DREAMERS”

DACA was a government programme initiated, envisioned and enacted by Barrack Obama in 2012 to give unauthorised immigrants, brought to the States illegally as children, the right to live, work and educate themselves in the United States. The ones applying for the programme would be vetted for any history in crime or anti social threats to the nation’s security and welfare and must have completed their schooling or military service. If they pass the vetting test they become eligible to stay in the States and are eligible to fundamentals like driving license, college education, work permits etc and their action to be deported is “deferred” for a couple of years.