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Will Trump cement the DACA program into law if he tries to upend it again?
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Will Trump cement the DACA program into law if he tries to upend it again?

Sam Berger explains how the Trump administration's efforts to end the DACA program could result in its being solidified into law.

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  • Sam Berger

There are many good reasons the Trump administration should rethink its plans to continue attacking the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the hundreds of thousands of people who rely upon it. The program is wildly popular with Americans across the political spectrum, DACA recipients are playing a critical role as frontline workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and any new effort to end DACA is likely to get blocked in the courts and result in years of litigation.

But there’s another reason the administration might want to stay its hand: taking action to end DACA now could make it far easier for a new Congress and a new administration to solidify DACA protections in law.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform