Trump Reportedly Set to End DACA Program
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 31, 2017
A move that President Donald Trump is long-rumored to have been contemplating appears to be on the verge of happening.
According to Fox News, Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — better known as DACA — in its present form. The network cites a senior administration official as the source of the news, with the President reportedly set to officially announce the move tomorrow.
DACA grants undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors renewable two year work permits. Approximately 800,000 people — commonly referred to as “DREAMers” — stand to be impacted by Trump’s decision.
The fate of the program was a hot topic throughout the 2016 Presidential campaign. Trump promised to end the program immediately upon taking office — but reconsidered back in June, allowing the DREAMers to stay. Now, it appears he has reversed course once again, and DACA as we currently know it will no longer exist.
Watch above, via Fox News.
UPDATE –– 3:34 pm ET: During today’s White House press briefing, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said no decision has been made yet and they’re “still reviewing” — and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that no decision has been made. Watch Bossert’s comments below.
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