House speaker urges Trump not to rescind immigrant protection plan

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US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has called on President Donald Trump not to rescind former President Barack Obama’s immigration program which protects immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

“I actually do not think he should do that, and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix,” Ryan said in an interview with WCLO radio in Janesville, Wisconsin, on Friday.

Trump is expected to announce by Monday whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 800,000 individuals, so-called Dreamers, from deportation and makes them eligible for education and work permits if they pass background checks.

DACA was founded by Obama in June 2012. The program applies to undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the US before their 16th birthday, were younger than 31 before 2012, have not been convicted of any crimes, and are in school, graduated from school or are…

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