Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke today about the Trump administration’s rationale for ending the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA calling President Obama’s executive order unconstitutional.
President Trump had sent mixed signals about what he would do about DACA, which has provided protections for an estimated 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. By ending the program, Trump is prompting the GOP-led congress to create legislation that will determine the future of the DREAMers.
On Radio Times Tuesday, Reid Wilson, The Hill correspondent, described the predicament that this is creating for congress. “This throws an immigration debate into a Republican-led congress; a congress that has struggled with immigration for the past two decades.” Wilson added “Suddenly it is their responsibility to fix this or 800,000 people, a lot of whom have very sympathetic stories that are going to be on the front pages of every newspaper across the country, are going to be deported.”