Pope says hopes Trump re-thinks DACA decision on immigrant children

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 9:06 AM

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said he hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would re-think his decision to end a program protecting undocumented immigrant children, saying it was important for young people to have roots.

"One hopes that it is re-thought somewhat," Francis said on Sunday in an answer to a question from a journalist on the plane returning from Colombia about the program started by his predecessor and known as Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)