Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' Schiff: McCarthy 'will do whatever Trump tells him' if GOP wins back House Jan. 6 panel to pursue criminal contempt referral for Bannon MORE (D-Calif.) ripped President Trump after it was reported Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying his administration has hit “rock bottom.”
“For an Administration marked by indifference to plight of others, today @POTUS hit rock bottom, ending protection for a bunch of kids,” Schiff tweeted.
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.
The report sparked an uproar from Democrats in Congress. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks Sanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) said if Trump ends DACA, it will be “one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president,” and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) accused Trump “heeling to his base.”