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The Hindu Explains: DACA and Dream Act

The Donald Trump administration has discontinued an Obama-era immigration reform measure that protected from deportation people who had entered the U.S. illegally as children.

Since 2012, the DACA has helped 8,00,000 young adults to pursue education and career opportunities in America. The programme gives beneficiaries renewable two-year work permits and Social Security numbers and more opportunity for higher education. About 1% of the beneficiaries (8,000 persons) of have been of Indian origin, according to the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services.

Several lawmakers, including some Republicans, have opposed the move. Activists have dubbed Mr. Trump's move as "cruel" and "an inhumane decision."

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