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After Trump tweets 'DACA is probably dead,' what's next?




Thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March to oppose the President Trump order to end DACA on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program provides undocumented people who arrived to the US as children temporary legal immigration status for protection from deportation to a country many have not known, and a work permit for a renewable two-year period. The order exposes about 800,000 so-called
Thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March to oppose the President Trump order to end DACA on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program provides undocumented people who arrived to the US as children temporary legal immigration status for protection from deportation to a country many have not known, and a work permit for a renewable two-year period. The order exposes about 800,000 so-called "dreamers" who signed up for DACA to deportation. About a quarter of them live in California. Congress has the option to replace the policy with legislation before DACA expires on March 5, 2018.
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Almost 700, 000 people are currently enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to Pew Research, and more than 200, 000 of them are living in California. 

The Trump administration last year announced an end to the program, but legislators on both sides of the aisle have tried to save it with some sort of legislative fix before a March deadline.

Over the weekend, though, things were not looking so good, especially after President Trump tweeted Sunday morning:

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military."

Mike DeBonis wrote about the weekend's developments for the Washington Post and talks to A Martinez.