The Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute stands with the almost 800,000 people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Brought to the United States as children, DACA recipients registered with the government, paid steep fees and proved their lawful behavior in return for permission to pursue productive lives as legal residents of the United States. This authorization, using the same authority President Trump uses every time he signs an executive order, was both lawful and humanitarian in purpose. For all intents and purposes, DACA recipients are Americans and should enjoy the protections of our legal system. Currently, they serve in our military, our hospitals, our schools and our businesses. With this deeply offensive and needless act, President Donald Trump has left hundreds of thousands of people in legal limbo.  Just as all human beings have a right to a nationality, so too do they have a right to fair treatment. The US Congress should act swiftly to protect the rights of DACA recipients and their families and ensure a path to citizenship.