Trump Will Face Backlash If He Ends ‘Dreamer’ Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is expected to end a program that allowed young undocumented immigrants, known as “dreamers,” to remain in the United States, Fox News reported on Thursday.

But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that “a final decision on that front has not been made,” even though an array of public interest immigrant rights groups have been expecting an announcement. There have also been reports that the administration has been inquiring whether there are ways to extend the deadline to renew the program, giving Trump more time to make a decision.

If Trump ends the program, it is likely to spur a backlash not just among industry activists, but among major companies concerned about the direction of immigration policy.

President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2012 that allowed for minors who came to the United States illegally to defer their deportation. The official name of the program is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

According to Fox News, Trump would announce that the program is ending, but still let those who are in the program remain until their deferrals expire.

Among those pushing for Trump to retain the program is Fwd.us, the group co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg to push for immigration reform. The group said that ending the program would affect about 800,000 people.

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  1. Barbara says:

    If the writers at variety would please stop writing political articles, as they miss important details that create a lie and fake news:
    The former pres created this so-called program ILLEGALLY, he dictated, as in dictator, this program into existence.
    No LEGAL formulations exist.
    Therefore the entire discussion and exhaustingly overburdening by the media of an issue that is illegal is just more lies and fake news.
    Oy.

  2. David5309 says:

    the majority of the country supports ending the dreamer program. The only people who support it are bigots that want to mistreat immigrant workers

  3. Dub says:

    So…you’re saying that some folks will have a negative reaction to our president? Interesting.

  4. Kaboom! says:

    Variety, you have an error in the title of this post, it should read: Trump Will Be Easily ReElected If He Ends Dreamer Program. And for those who believe the news polls, how easily you forget that on Nov. 8, 2016 CNN stated: “Hillary Clinton’s odds of winning the presidency rose from 78% last week to 91% Monday before Election Day.”

  5. Bill B. says:

    Why should this be different?! This malignant narcissist has faced backlash for every terrible thing he has done and everything bad that comes to him for his actions has been well deserved. He’s the worst person I can think of who is not in a prison.

  6. Marie says:

    I can understand if he does get rid of it. If you want to live in this country then you have to do It legally. And it seems like a lot of these “pro immigrants” feel a sort of entitlement.

  7. ............. says:

    Backlash from people who hate him.

  8. This story is confusing it seems to be missing information. Is this program set to end and trump is choosing not to renew it. Is he just ending it. But if he is ending it why would the White House look at newing I am baffled. It would seem the writer wrote the story to slant it a certain way.

  9. SayWhat??? says:

    But backlash gives Trump great ratings. He loves it.

  10. Cole says:

    End the program. We owe them nothing.

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