Trump to scrap Obama-era policy protecting immigrant children

US President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to end his predecessor Barack Obama’s initiative to support immigrant children that cross illegally into America.

Dubbed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the 2012 program grants a conditional two-year residency to minors and facilitates their stay on American soil after meeting further qualifications.

Sources within the Trump administration said Sunday that the president had already made up his mind and was going to make an announcement on Tuesday,

Before taking action, however, Trump was giving Congress six month to come up with an alternative to the program, which protects from deportation nearly 800,000 young men and women often referred to as “Dreamers” and allows them to work legally.

Dreamers, a name derived from the 2001 DREAM Act to protect alien minors, still make up a fraction of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants that currently live in the…

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