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Faso backs DACA; Trump likely does not

Sep 04, 2017 2:04 pm
Eliana Johnson reports at Politico.com that President Donald Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Sept. 5. The program grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children. Locally, Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is being criticized from his right for supporting the program. The right-wing Breitbart News, which has been criticized for spreading white supremacist views, named Faso among Congresspeople urging, "Trump to continue former President Barack Obama’s executive action, put in place in 2012, to give some 850,000 illegal aliens temporary legal status and work permits, at least until Congress can come up with immigration legislation to determine its fate." New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman both said Sept. 4 that they will sue the federal government if Trump repeals the DACA program. Read the full story at Politico.com.