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Analyzing Trump’s strategy to unwind DACA after travel ban blowback

Children hold banners and placards while listening to speakers at a rally outside the 9th Circuit federal court in Pasadena, California on July 16, 2015, where Immigrant rights organizations, labor, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from Arizona and Los Angeles gathered. After a multiple-year legal battle, the state of Arizona's embattled efforts to deny driver's licenses to immigrants who have been granted DACA under a federal program will face what could be yet another blow to Arizona when the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments this Thursday in a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups challenging the discriminatory policy. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Children hold banners and placards while listening to speakers at a rally outside the 9th Circuit federal court in Pasadena, California on July 16, 2015.

The LA Times is reporting that the Trump administration is contemplating ways to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known also as DACA.

The LA Times is reporting that the Trump administration is contemplating ways to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known also as DACA.

Public outrage over the recent travel ban has apparently made the administration wary in going forward with dismantling the DACA program. According to various outlets, the White House has a DACA-related executive order ready to go, but President Trump has been hesitant in signing it.

Instead, the Times details two strategies the administration might go forward with to deal with the 750,000 so-called DREAMers who have obtained work permits under the program. The DACA program was put in place by President Obama as an executive order to allow certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors to get a work permit and to be protected from deportation on a two-year renewable basis.

Guests: 

Angelica Salas, Executive Director and lead attorney of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Steve Camarota, Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies based in DC

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