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Thursday Mattis: Daca Status and Deportation Order

thursday mattis: President Donald Trump said in September that he was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which provided protection from deportation for people brought to America as children who are now living here illegally, according to Metro News. Previously, U.S. officials have said the military members' DACA status wasn't clear. Mattis said Thursday he spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen earlier in the day in what he described as a confirming call and was told that those military members and all veterans who were honourably discharged will be safe unless they have committed a serious felony or a judge had issued a specific deportation order for them. But on Thursday Mattis said flatly it's not a problem. In terms of the DACA situation ... it's clarified they are not in any kind of jeopardy. They will not be subject to any kind of deportation, he told reporters. ( As reported in the news.