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Obama expected to speak out against Trump's decision to end DACA: report
Former President Obama is expected to speak out against President Trump's reported decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Politico reports.
A person close to Obama said he plans to post a statement on Facebook and link to it on Twitter, according to Politico.
During his last news conference as president, Obama said an attack on the "Dreamers" program would cause him to speak out publicly.
"The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids, when they didn't do something themselves ... would merit my speaking out," he said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Politico reported Sunday night that Trump has made the decision to end DACA, which temporarily blocked the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as minors and sought work permits.
Nearly 800,000 people brought to the country illegally as children have benefitted from the program.
Trump's decision reportedly includes a six-month delay which would give Congress a window in which it could step in before the protections expire, one White House official told Politico.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called on the president not to end the program, with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) saying he believes it's something "Congress has to fix."