President Trump will end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “as it exists today” on Friday, Fox News reports.
The program protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from being deported, with nearly 800,000 people having already received work permits and deferral from deportation.
According to Fox, Trump will end the program “as early as” Friday.
The Hill added:
The program, instituted through an executive order signed by President Obama in 2012, is facing a legal challenge from Texas and nine other states, which threatened court action to attempt to block it unless Trump rescinds DACA by Sept. 5.
But White House officials on Thursday pushed back on the report, claiming no decision has been made.
“A final decision on that front has not been made,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the daily press briefing. “When we have a final decision, this is under review, there are a lot of components that need to be looked at.
On the Fox report, Sanders told a reporter: “No offense to your colleagues from Fox News, but I’m better informed than they are … it has not been finalized.”
“The administration is still reviewing the policy,” said White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert.
Bossert said the lawsuits “won’t affect the policy decision, but it will affect the timing of it. We certainly have to watch the lawsuits and how they matriculate through the courts and when the deadlines will be.”