Trump weigh­ing fate of young im­mi­grants

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Nation + World -

WASH­ING­TON » With a dead­line loom­ing, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump re­mains torn over the fate of hun­dreds of thou­sands of young im­mi­grants who were brought into the coun­try il­le­gally as chil­dren — a de­ci­sion that will draw fury no mat­ter what he de­cides.

Trump railed against the De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood Ar­rivals pro­gram dur­ing his cam­paign, slam­ming it as il­le­gal “amnesty.” But he changed his tune af­ter the elec­tion, call­ing DACA one of the most dif­fi­cult is­sues he’s grap­pled with. The pro­gram has given nearly 800,000 peo­ple a re­prieve from de­por­ta­tions. It has also pro­vided the abil­ity to work legally in the U.S. in the form of twoyear, re­new­able work per­mits — per­mits the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has con­tin­ued to grant as the pres­i­dent has mulled the is­sue.

On Wed­nes­day, White House press sec­re­tary Sarah Huck­abee San­ders said DACA was still the sub­ject of “a very lengthy re­view” process. “It’s some­thing that’s still be­ing dis­cussed and a fi­nal de­ci­sion hasn’t been made,” she said.

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