12-28-2

Obama White House spurns appeal to shield “DREAMers” and green-card holders

Christmas Day passed with President Obama ignoring appeals by more than 100 advocacy organizations that co-signed a letter urging him to shield up to 200,000 lawful permanent residents from deportation by the incoming Trump administration.

Administration spokesmen have indicated that there is no change in the position adopted last month, when the White House refused an earlier appeal from three members of the House of Representatives, all Democrats, that Obama issue a pardon for 750,000 young people who have received temporary deferrals of deportation under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama executive order.

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Obama White House spurns appeal to shield “DREAMers” and green-card holders