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DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel executive amnesty for some illegal immigrants (all times local):
An executive order signed Thursday to ease deportation for about 4 million illegal immigrants and give states additional guidance on providing services to the millions of unauthorized immigrants is causing confusion about the scope of executive amnesty, Presi예스카지노dent Barack Obama says.
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The document says the Obama administration is suspending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects 800,000 illegal immigrants. It’s also canceling a program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, which has protected roughly 7.6 million children between 2007 and 2014, including nearly 800,000 from Central America and Mexico.
The DAPA program provided protection only for young adults who were brought to the United States as children, or those who met specific immigration laws.
White House spokeswoman Marie Harf said the new executive action is meant to ensure that the nation’s security is maintained.
President Barack Obama has said that the actions to reverse his policy of deporting 4 million illegal immigrants through executive action are “not in any way a shutdown of immigration enforcement.”
Obama has signed an executive order directing deportation officials to “eliminate the threats to national security posed by a significant number of individuals who have committed fraud, criminal activity, or other misdemeanors.”
Obama says that the policy is meant to provide a temporary measure of relief to the 5 million immigrants already living in the country illegally.
An Obama administration official says the memorandum is intended to help those who have been denied relief under Obama’s previous moves, but does not require anyone to return to their home country.
A spokesman for Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who has been critical of the move by the president, calls that claim misleading and says it will leave the door open for future “illegal immigration” and “criminal alien” attacks on local communities.
King has pushed for an immigration crackdown since his 2012 re-election campaign. He says many of those living illegally could be targets under the administration’s latest plan.