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Canadian Embassy: School Graduates and Shock Waves

canadian embassy: The potential for the program's demise set off shock waves in the U.S. that radiated all the way into the Privy Council Office in Ottawa, according to The Chronicle Herald. The same day, the office, which supports the prime minister, asked Global Affairs whether they had analysis ready and in turn, the Canadian embassy in Washington sent in its observations, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access to information laws. In September, President Donald Trump moved to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, known as DACA, which gives work permits and reprieve from deportation to hundreds of thousands of high school graduates or military personnel under the age of 31 who came to the U.S. illegally as kids. Why such a rush for analysis wasn't specified, but the DACA announcement came after a summer when hundreds of people a day were showing up at the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum thanks to another pending change in U.S. policy the end of a stay on deportation to certain countries, known as temporary protected status. Any additional pressures as a result of changes the U.S. government may take with regard to the DACA program will need to be considered in light of current operational demands, the briefing note says. That influx sent officials scrambling to spool up immigration and public safety resources and mount an extensive outreach campaign to stem the flow. ( As reported in the news.