Trump Tells DACA Recipients Not to Worry

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Posted: Sep 07, 2017 10:45 AM
Trump Tells DACA Recipients Not to Worry

President Trump may have ended DACA as we know it, but he assured recipients that they have "nothing to worry about" during the six-month window he's given Congress to fix it.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the messenger who delivered DACA's fate earlier this week. President Obama's decision to enact the program via executive action in 2012 was "unlawful" and cannot stand, Sessions said. It will be "rescinded."

Democrats and Republicans alike have defended DACA, arguing that youth whose parents brought them here illegally should not be the ones who face punishment. Others use the economic argument - that taking away 800,000 work permits can be extremely costly over the next decade.

Representatives like Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) are taking out their frustration on White House senior staff. He will reject any funding bill that does not protect DREAMers, and will urge his colleagues to do the same.

Some lawmakers like Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) however, are thanking President Trump for his "compassion" in giving Congress a six-month window to try and make DACA constitutional. 

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) reminded his irate colleagues that President Obama is the one he should be angry with, considering he gave young illegal immigrants false hope.