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Former WNBA star Simone Edwards speaks out against Trump’s DACA phase out

Former WNBA champion Simone Edwards was not happy after the Trump administration decided to end DACA on Tuesday.

DACA—or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—was originally put instated by the Obama administration in 2012 to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Before the decision was made, Edwards, who was the first Caribbean player to ever play in the WNBA, tweeted that protections like DACA should stay so that young immigrants have the chance to pursue their dreams in America. The now 43-year-old Jamaican first came to the U.S. when she was 17 and signed to play with the Seattle Storm in 2000.

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Despite Edwards’ plea, the Trump administration is going to phase out DACA within the next six months, citing that the program “conflicts with [the United States’] existing immigration laws.”

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