Congress Has Given A Deadline To Save DREAMers, And This Could Come To A Head This Week

The fate of approximately 700,000 immigrants (undocumented) could move up negotiations to keep the federal government running past this week.  

The program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation who were brought to the U.S. before age 16 could be a chip of bargaining as Congress is facing a deadline Friday to pass a spending bill.

In September, President Trump announced his plan to finish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program of Obama-era taken in March 5 if Congress doesn’t act.

Democrats assert that any year-end deal should include a solution for undocumented immigrants who are known as DREAMers, so that they won’t face the deportation. At the time some Republicans agreed, most of them say, since Congress has more than two months before the shutting down of DACA program that the issue should be hammered out on its own.

DACA program protects undocumented immigrants in the US serving in the military and attending school who have not committed any serious crimes. These people are granted work permits a well as deportation protection for two years at the beginning and it could be renewed, if required.