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As The Fight Over DACA Getting Intense, The Battle To Save The Program Is Especially Personal For Congressional Interns

On 5th of September, the Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement that the administration of Trump would end the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving six months to Congress to broker an alternative or start the deportation of the undocumented young immigrants who are currently protected by the program.

On this move of Trump government, the democrats have promised a fight a political battle and have even threatened a government shutdown in case the upcoming spending bill fail to include a provision that offer protections for the “dreamers” who were brought to the U.S. when they were children. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DPHS), around 690,000 people are enrolled in the DACA program.

In the Capitol, where Congress have debate their future, few of DACA recipients was working there as interns. The recipients of DACA cannot be employed in congressional offices formally. However, they can work on Capitol Hill with the help of third-party internship programs.

For those interns of congress, the debate taking place in the chambers and halls of Congress is personal. These interns are in a limbo while Democrats and Republicans battle over the legislation that restricts them from having to leaving the country which they call home.

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