Biden: Ending DACA ‘inhumane’ and ‘not America’
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Trump's misspelling of Biden's name trends on Twitter Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests MORE slammed President Trump's decision Tuesday to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling the move "inhumane" and un-American.

In an emotional and biting Facebook post, Biden cast Trump's decision as an unnecessary affront to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who are in danger of being "sent to countries they don't even remember."

"These people are all Americans," Biden wrote. "So let's be clear: throwing them out is cruel. It is inhumane. And it is not America.

"Congress and the American people now have an obligation to step up and show our neighbors that they're welcome here, in the only place they've ever called home."


Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's nastiest break-ups: A look at the president's most fiery feuds Five takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Amash: Some of Trump's actions 'were inherently corrupt' MORE announced Tuesday that the Trump administration would phase out DACA, the Obama-era program that shielded young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. 

But the administration said the phase-out would take place over six months, giving lawmakers an opportunity to pass legislation to address the matter. 

Still, the decision drew widespread criticism and sparked many Republican and Democratic lawmakers to call for swift legislative action on protections for DACA beneficiaries. 

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaIt's Joe Biden's 2020 presidential nomination to lose Assange hit with 17 new charges, including Espionage Act violations Progressive commentator says Obama was delusional thinking he could work with Republicans MORE said in a Facebook post that Trump's decision was "cruel" and rooted in the president's own political interests.

"It's a political decision, and a moral question," he wrote. "Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn't threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us."