Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) speaks in favor of DACA on the floor of the U.S. House Of Representatives
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Lawmakers from the Inland Empire and from around the state are reacting to President Trump's decision to rescind DACA - the Obama-era program that deferred deportation for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) represents a district that includes a portion of the Inland Empire, including parts of Temecula. Hunter issued a statement in support of the Trump Administration's decision to rescind DACA.
Democratic Congressman Mark Takano of California’s 41st district, which includes Riverside and Moreno Valley, re-affirmed his support for the immigrant and undocumented community at an event last Thursday.
While still defending its action, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is clarifying it's decision to deport a young immigrant who was enrolled in a program to protect him from deportation. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Fewer undocumented students in California are applying for college financial aid, likely because of deportation fears. That's prompted an urgent message from college students days before the March 2 Cal Grant deadline. Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.
In 2012, President Obama announced an immigration program providing a two-year work permit and a promise not to deport undocumented children who came to the United States. However, with Obama leaving office after next year's election, it is uncertain how long the program will stay alive. KVCR's Jhoann Acosta tells us more.
[This story was co-edited by Matt Ornelas]
According to numbers released by U.S. Citizenship and Information Services, more than 11-thousand young immigrants have had their DACA status and work permits expire due to delays in the renewal process.