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Bill Clinton: Trump ending DACA will crush dreams

Bill Clinton: Trump ending DACA will crush dreams
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Former President Clinton tore into President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling the move “wrong” and “cruel.”

Clinton slammed the decision as one that will “crush their dreams and weaken the American dream for the rest of us.”

“It’s wrong because it’s bad policy that solves no pressing problem and raises new ones. It’s wrong because it’s irresponsible, passing the buck instead of offering sensible solutions for immigration reform,” Clinton said in his statement.

“Most of all, it’s wrong because it’s cruel to send these young people to places of them have never lived and do not know. For them this is home. The United States is their home.”

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Clinton called for Americans to not punish DACA recipients but instead “openly embrace them and to empower them to make their own contributions, as previous generations of immigrants have done.”

“Congress should act immediately to protect their status and pave the way for their future and America’s future,” Clinton said.

Clinton is now the second former president to condemn Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. President Obama, who first implemented the program, also blasted the decision.

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But passing a DACA bill could prove difficult in a Congress dominated by the GOP, which has struggled to reach a consensus on immigration.