BREAKING REPORT: POTUS Trump to End DACA – With Six Month Delay
President Trump ended the Obama-era program that grants work permits to illegal immigrants that arrived in this country illegally with their lawbreaking parents or guardians, according to Politico’s Eliana Johnson, who cites “two sources familiar with his thinking.”
Sunday, Senior White House aides met to discuss the rollout of one of the President’s key campaign promises – ending DACA.
The President spent months mulling over the decision of whether or not to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. A number of anti-Trump GOP members attempted to deter the President from scrapping the program, but the law must be upheld and abnormalities and ways in which people cheat the system should not be rewarded as other Americans lose out to jobs children of illegal immigrants get to have . . . Not to mention diversity quotas that basically guarantee they get hired over other Americans.
President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.
Conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who argued that Congress — rather than the executive branch — is responsible for writing immigration law, helped persuade the president to terminate the program, the two sources said, though White House aides caution that — as with everything in the Trump White House — nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made.
In a nod to reservations held by many lawmakers, the White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for six months, giving Congress a window to act, according to one White House official. But a senior White House aide said that chief of staff John Kelly, who has been running the West Wing policy process on the issue, “thinks Congress should’ve gotten its act together a lot longer ago.”
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