Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver a statement today where he will announce President Trump‘s final decision about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The announcement is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. EST. The Attorney General is not expected to take questions.
Recent reports indicate that Trump intends to scrap the program former President Barack Obama instituted to protect undocumented DREAMer children from deportation. White House officials told reporters the Trump Administration will give Congress a six month deadline to act and come up with a new solution for DREAMers before the president enforces the new policy.
Trump seemed to preempt Sessions’ announcement when he released this tweet today:
Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017
The end of DACA protection would likely to spark a new wave of political controversy for the president. While some approve of Trump granting Congress time to act, others are slamming the president for his “cruelty” against immigrant children who consider the United States their home country. Several prominent Republicans are among those who have spoken up recently and said Trump should not terminate the program.
At least one member of Trump’s diversity council will walk away from the White House if the president goes through with his reported decision. It is also possible Obama will speak out against Trump, as he previously promised he would if his successor were to end DACA.
Watch above, via NBC.
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