Trump administration announced the end of DACA

Rene Delgadillo , Web Editor

The Trump administration announced Tuesday the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that had protected about 800,000 immigrants from being deported.

The Department of Homeland Security said they will stop processing any new applications for DACA. Those currently enrolled in the program will still be able to work until the permit expires. People with permits expiring by March 5, 2018, will be able to apply for a two-year renewal if the application process is done by Oct. 5.

“I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday at a Justice Department news conference.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio released an email on Tuesday morning where she expressed her to support for DACA students studying at UTEP.

“What we want to be sure you know is that UTEP stands fully behind you and your dreams of a successful future through the attainment of your UTEP degree.  Please know, too, that we will do all within our power to ensure that you have the opportunity to achieve your educational goals on our campus,” Natalicio said.