官方APP下载:英语全能特训(微信小程序版,支持苹果手机、安卓手机)
创办于2003年
UNSV记不住?那就记中文谐音“忧安思危”吧!
  Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
UNSV英语学习频道 - Slow and steady wins the race!
公众微信服务号
英语全能特训(微信公众服务号)
UNSV英语学习频道淘宝网店
客服短信:18913948480
客服邮箱:web@unsv.com
初级VIP会员
全站英语学习资料下载。
¥98元/12个月

Trump Administration Ends ‘Dreamer' Immigration Program

阅读次数:


VIP会员专享下载:(非VIP会员无权下载!如果想下载,但还不是VIP会员,请点此订购
下载方式:使用鼠标右键(注意是鼠标右键!)点击下面的MP3音频/MP4视频链接,然后选择“另存为…”。
MP3节目录音 MP3节目录音 
文章正文
同步字幕

The Trump administration is moving to end a program that protected 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Many of the immigrants were children when they entered the country illegally with their parents.

President Donald Trump approved the move, but it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions who announced the change in policy.

'We cannot admit everyone who wants to come here,' Sessions told reporters on Tuesday. 'All cannot be accepted.'

He added that limiting immigration 'means we are properly enforcing our laws.'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, Sept. 5, 2017, on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, Sept. 5, 2017, on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.

The administration is ending a five-year-old program that former President Barack Obama created through an executive order. The program was known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but the young immigrants also became known as “Dreamers.”

DACA gave the immigrants legal permission to work, study and serve in the U.S. military. It also prevented them from being sent back to their home country.

In a statement, the president said he does not believe it is right to punish the young people for the actions of their parents. But he added, “As I’ve said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful democratic process.”

Trump accused Obama of going around Congress to put the program in place through executive order. He noted that DACA faces legal tests in several states. He said the Justice Department had advised him the program was “unlawful and unconstitutional” and not likely to be successfully defended in court.

All new DACA applications will be stopped. But officials said people currently in the program will not be affected until March 5, 2018. Existing permits that end before that date can be extended and will be honored for up to two years.

Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Sept. 3, 2017.
Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Sept. 3, 2017.

Trump said the extended “wind-down” now puts the program’s future in the hands of Congress. “I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act,” his statement said.

Several Congressional Republicans had urged the president not to cancel DACA. Paul Ryan, the Speaker in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, released a statement on Tuesday. It urged lawmakers to work for a solution for the “young people who came to this country through no fault of their own.”

Ryan said he hoped the House and Senate can find a permanent legislative fix to the problem. He also called for new legislative discussions on border security and other immigration issues.

Former President Obama criticized the decision as “cruel” and “self-defeating.” Obama defended his approval of the program, noting he waited years for Congress to act on immigration reforms, but they did not.

Responding in a statement on Facebook, Obama said he believes the Trump administration decision was political, and not made for legal reasons.

“Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us,” the statement said.

Demonstrators marched in several U.S. cities to protest the decision. In Denver, Colorado, hundreds of teachers and students gathered outside Metro State University. Some carried signs reading, “No borders, no nations, no racists, no deportations.”

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, chant slogans and holds signs while joining a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 4, 2017.
Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, chant slogans and holds signs while joining a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 4, 2017.

Protests were also held near the White House, outside Trump Tower in New York City and in downtown Los Angeles.

I’m Bryan Lynn.

Bryan Lynn wrote this story for Learning English. His story was based on reports from VOANews.com, the Associated Press and Reuters. George Grow was the editor.

We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.

Words in This Story

compassion n. a feeling of sympathy for others

expire – v. no longer be valid

wind down – n. end gradually

fault adj. be responsible for or deserve blame for something

cruel – adj. unkind, mean

网友的学习评论(0条):
版权所有©2003-2019 南京通享科技有限公司,保留所有权利。未经书面许可,严禁转载本站内容,违者追究法律责任。 互联网经营ICP证:苏B2-20120186
网站备案:苏ICP备05000269号-1中国工业和信息化部网站备案查询
广播台