Expelling undocumented youth known as “dreamers” is not the goal, contrary to the promise of Donald Trump.

During the election campaign, Donald Trump promised to deport all “dreamers”
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The US Attorney General said on Wednesday that his government’s goal was not to expel undocumented youths known as “dreamers” but to combat illegal immigration and deport immigrants who commit crimes.

In an interview with the Fox TV channel, Jeff Sessions said he did not know the reason why the young Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez was deported on February 20, and that he filed a lawsuit against the US Government to obtain information about his expulsion.

The young man’s case has gained widespread popularity because different organizations, such as the National Center for Immigration Laws (NILC), have assured that this is the first time Donald Trump’s government has deported one of the young undocumented immigrants who is protected from deportation by the program Of Deferred Action (DACA).

The version of the organizations contrasts with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department, which ensures that the young man lost the protection of the DACA because he left the country without authorization, traveled to Mexico and then tried to return to the United States illegally.

Juan Bojorquez was also convicted of theft in July, a CBP official told the Spanish news agency Efe, who asked not to be identified.

Since its enactment in 2012, the DACA program has served to stop the deportation of 750,000 undocumented young immigrants who have entered the country as children. It also enabled them to obtain a work permit and driver’s license. The program was launched by former US President Barack Obama in 2012.

During the election campaign, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, promised to deport all the dreamers and end the DACA. However, he later acknowledged that this “is one of the most difficult issues” he faces in the presidency and added that he will face “with the heart.”

 

 

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