Trump’s immigration move could send more people to Canada’s borders
U.S. President Donald Trump’s intention to end a popular Obama-era immigration program could lead to another wave of people at Canada’s borders, according to immigration lawyers.
On Tuesday, Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children to obtain work permits, would be cancelled.
He gave Congress six months to come up with a new program.
The program currently benefits an estimated 800,000 people, who are known as Dreamers, in reference to the DREAM Act, which was first proposed, in 2001, to address the quandary presented by undocumented immigrants’ children but has not been passed.