Biden: Ending DACA ‘inhumane’ and ‘not America’
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it 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 SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' 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 ObamaWhy is Joe Biden dodging the public and the press? Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief Pentagon issues report revealing ex-White House doctor 'belittled' subordinates, violated alcohol policies 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."