Where Does Our POTUS Stand ?
First he gets rid of DACA,
now he’s reassuring recipients they don’t have to worry. Which is it?
By Cheyenne Sykes
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 12:30 PM PDT
On September 5th, President Trump made the decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, which was put in place under the Obama administration. The Act gave the children of undocumented immigrants the legal permission to remain in the country if they entered before the age of 13. Earlier that morning, Trump tweeted that those who are concerned about their status “Have nothing to worry about - No action!” According to Vox reporter Dara Lind, Trump paraphrased a conversation he had with House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in which Pelosi tried to reassure the DACA recipients that, “They wouldn’t be marked as priority for deportation during this six-month period.”
Pelosi’s statement and President Trump’s tweet seem notably misleading to those who are concerned about friends, family or other loved ones, who may have to leave the country because of this decision.
As of Tuesday, President Trump has put a six month timer on congress’s shoulders. In that time, Congress must come up with a viable and “legal” solution for the 800,000 or more DACA and DREAMER recipients. According to Trump, the administration before him “failed” to held DREAMERS gain legal status.