President Donald Trump has decided to roll back former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) which allowed immigrants (Dreamers), who were brought to the U.S. by their parents, to stay in the country under certain circumstances.
Those same child-immigrants could be deported under the Trump administration.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on announced the end of the program at a press conference: “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded.”
“We cannot admit everyone who would like to come here,” Sessions added. “It’s not that simple.”
Sessions claimed that DACA could not be defended in court if states challenged it: “The Department of Justice cannot defend this overreach.”
Sessions failed to mention that ending DACA is likely going to bring lawsuits that the Department of Justice will have to defend with taxpayer money.
(Source: The New York Times/YouTube)