Trump Now Says He’ll ‘Revisit’ DACA If Congress Doesn’t Act

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, facing a torrent of criticism over his decision to end a program to let “Dreamers” remain in the country, on Tuesday tweeted that he would “revisit” the issue if Congress doesn’t act.

Earlier on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be ended, with a period for it to “wind down” unless Congress takes action.

Yet even though the Trump administration tried to shift pressure to Congress, the president faced criticism from immigration groups, corporate CEOs and even Republicans on Capitol Hill, with some calling the decision “cruel.”

Trump’s tweet seemed to indicate that he would be open to continuing the program in some fashion, although it also may add to the level of uncertainty for those in the “Dreamer” program. Sessions argued that it was based on an executive order that was unconstitutional, and that it was up to Congress to act. The Department of Homeland Security announced that they would stop taking new applications for the program as of Tuesday.

The DACA program allowed children who came to the United States before they were 16 years old to remain in the country, under certain conditions. Almost 800,000 individuals are affected by the decision to end the program, including many now in their 20s who came to the U.S. when they were kids with their undocumented parents.

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  1. cadavra says:

    As Bill Maher famously said, “Even the Mafia doesn’t go after children.”

  2. namely says:

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement is deploying a new intelligence system called Investigative Case Management (ICM), created by Palantir Technologies, that will assist in President Donald Trump’s efforts to deport millions of immigrants from the United States.

    In 2014, ICE awarded Palantir, the $20 billion data-mining firm founded by billionaire Trump advisor Peter Thiel, a $41 million contract to build and maintain ICM, according to government funding records. The system is scheduled to arrive at “final operating capacity” by September of this year. The documents identify Palantir’s ICM as “mission critical” to ICE, meaning that the agency will not be able to properly function without the program.

  3. Sam says:

    This was barrys big scam dictate to get reelected in 2012.
    …………google daca. July 2012.

  4. Namely says:

    Immigration Laws, should prevent all Fascists from entering the country-all colors.

    DACA kids here over five years should be given a chance to become honorable citizens, if now 21 or older….2 year probation period.

    Corporations need employees is a CON.

    The Mexican Wall is meant to keep Americans in….when the time comes.

    Trump is unfortunately a Fascist.

  5. Sad says:

    Omg since the Daca was dictated illegally how many hundreds of thousands of children have we watched enter the country illegally. All it did was advertise how stupid we are.
    Abolish welfare and they’ll all run.

    • Erosole says:

      Been here their entire lives and they still can’t speak English without the foreign slang.

    • Michael anthony says:

      Rely “Sad”–Why don’t you tell us how many? The trump loving border patrol says illegal numbers are down, significantly down. But, you are spreading fake news. Thought us snowflakes only did that.
      You also need an education, thus I can see why u call yourself ‘sad”. They come for the welfare, lol! You certainly are proof positive that we are up against a bunch of uneducated hypocrites.

    • Pimp bone says:

      Scumbag you white kids
      Are the ones on welfare
      Using e.b.t to buy pookie pipes and 211s
      Undocumented people cant recieve welfare dumb ass they aint got no ssn…
      LMAO.. Get your facts straight..

      • Andy says:

        Sorry about your father

      • Inspector clouseau says:

        Hey hood rat Chicago’s calling…bangers need you need to be another statistic. Take some of your BLM shitbags with.

      • cowgirldiva says:

        Pimp…YOU’RE not only a BONE….YOU’RE a BONEHEAD…!! Of course, “undocumented” people are receiving assistance….!!! Who are you kidding here…!!?? We know people like YOU hate WHITES….!!! So, what’s new..??!!

  6. Harley Robert says:

    If Congress fails to act (gee, what a shock) there is nothing to be “revisited” since, according to Trump, any executive action on the subject is unconstitutional. Either there is legislation or nothing. This is entirely a Trump made false ginned up crisis. That attorney generals threatened to sue, thus imposing a false “deadline”, so what? Let them sue.

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