A holiday weekend means a new sleazy news dump from Donald Trump, as the White House has leaked that Trump is going to end DACA protection for Dreamers and possibly deport more than 800,000 immigrants who came to the US as children.
President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.
In a nod to reservations held by many lawmakers, the White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for six months, giving Congress a window to act, according to one White House official. But a senior White House aide said that chief of staff John Kelly, who has been running the West Wing policy process on the issue, “thinks Congress should’ve gotten its act together a lot longer ago.”
Instead of standing in front of the television cameras and explaining his decision to the Dreamers and millions of families who could be broken up by ending DACA, the Trump White House leaked the decision over a holiday weekend to dodge criticism.
Trump is trying to catch both his critics and the media off guard and avoid accountability.
The President’s message in ending DACA is that he doesn’t care if Republicans lose Congress. He is governing for the small base of bigots and racists who continue to support him.
The man in the Oval Office is a heartless coward.