During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Now, according to a Sunday report from Politico, he’s finally decided to fulfill that awful promise.
DACA, enacted by President Barack Obama in 2012, protects illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as minors. Thanks to the policy, over three quarters of a million “Dreamers” have been able to legally apply for driver’s licenses, work permits, etc.
But now Drumpf apparently wants to take that away and send these people “home” — many to countries they only lived in as infants and have no memory of.
Trump is reportedly going to announce the plan officially on Tuesday, along with a 6-month ultimatum to Congress to pass a law replacing it. But the GOP-run legislature doesn’t give us much hope.
Obviously politicians and celebs alike were disgusted by the move. See some of the strongest Twitter reactions (below)!
Taking legal protections away from 800,000 young people raised in this country is absolutely counter to what we stand for as a nation.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 4, 2017
How is deciding to end #DACA & disrupt hundreds of thousands of #DREAMers‘ lives in line with the spirit of today’s National Day of Prayer?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 4, 2017
No time to waste – we’ve got to fight with everything we’ve got to #DefendDACA. Thanks, @jorgeramosnews, for sharing these powerful stories. https://t.co/rNtZZ4ONBy
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 4, 2017
If true, this would be one of the most cruel and immoral things Trump has done. Let’s stand up for #Dreamers and #DefendDACA https://t.co/T8mAvIwyMN
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) September 4, 2017
When historians write of @realDonaldTrump‘s tenure, one word will be used over and over:
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) September 4, 2017
America, we are a fair and compassionate country.
We cannot turn our backs on #Dreamers.
These young people contribute to making us great.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) September 4, 2017
[Image via CNN.]