Trump to end DACA with 6-month delay: report
President Trump has made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay, Politico reported on Sunday.
Trump, who has been weighing whether or not to end the Obama-era program, discussed how to end DACA with top White House aides on Sunday, according to Politico.
The program temporarily blocked the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as minors and sought work permits.
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.”
The six-month window would give Congress a window in which it could step in before the protections expire, one White House official told Politico.
The news organization reported that Trump made the decision to scrap the protections after discussing them with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told Trump that Congress should be responsible for immigration law, not the executive branch.
However, the officials also cautioned Politico that “nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made.”
Nearly 800,000 people brought to the country illegally as children have benefitted from the program.
Trump is expected to make a formal announcement about the future of the program on Tuesday.