Pastor urges Trump to show 'heart' to 'Dreamers'

Pastor urges Trump to show 'heart' to 'Dreamers'
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One of President Trump’s spiritual advisers asked him to show “heart” ahead of his decision on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Pastor Jentezen Franklin personally pleaded Trump to help those who would be impacted by his decision during a meeting with Trump's spiritual advisers in the Oval Office Friday, Franklin told The Washington Post.

Franklin said he and Trump discussed Trump’s love for his own children before Franklin said he wanted “to see that kind of heart toward these children.”


The meeting took place as Trump mulled whether to end the Obama-era program that shields from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors and allows them to apply for work visas.

Franklin, who oversees a multi-ethnic megachurch in Georgia, said he told Trump during the meeting that the individuals he knows who are benefiting from the program are "good kids."

The Trump administration is expected to announce the end of the program Tuesday with a six-month delay, giving Congress the opportunity to take legislative action before the protections expire.

Franklin said in a statement Monday that he was “concerned to see DACA expire” but grateful for the “generous six-month extension to dreamer kids," according to the Post.