Editorial: Protect DACA beneficiaries

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 5 marked a dark day for some 800,000 beneficiaries — and many more supporters — of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

President Donald Trump announced that he would end the five-year-old program, giving a six-month shutdown period before the first batch of “dreamers” are eligible for deportation. This decision by Trump certainly was not well-received by the majority of Democrats, some Republicans and other prominent business and institution leaders, including University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, who issued a timely and frank response. 

Read the editorial from the MN Daily.


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