Cortney O'Brien, TownHall, August 31, 2017
President Trump is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Fox News has learned from a senior White House official. The initiative, enforced under President Obama, does not provide legal status, but it would allow certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors protection from immediate deportation.
Trump railed against the DACA program as “amnesty” during the 2016 presidential campaign. Yet, as late as April he took a softer tone on the program, even noting that people benefiting from the initiative could “rest easy.”