President Trump will announce his decision on whether to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, the White House announced.
“We are in the process of finalizing that decision and those details, and we are actually going to make that announcement on Tuesday of next week,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday.
“The president’s priorities on immigration are to create a system that encourages legal immigration and benefits our economy and American workers. The president has been very clear, he loves people and he wants to make sure this decision is done correctly.”
The Hill added:
Trump had said earlier in the day that a decision on the fate of the program established in 2012 could come as soon as Friday afternoon or “sometime over the weekend.”
The White House has been under pressure to act as 10 states led by Texas have threatened court action against DACA unless Trump rescinds the program by Sept. 5.
The Obama-era 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 a Fox News report on Thursday, Trump will end the program “as it exists today.”