US Prez call on ‘terrific’ immigrants by Tuesday

President Trump said on Saturday that he would be announcing a decision in the coming days on the fate of hundreds of thousands of “terrific” young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. “We love the dreamers, we love everybody. I think the dreams are terrific,” Trump said, using a shorthand term for the 8,000,000 young people who were given a reprieve from deportation and temporary work permits under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme.

Trump had been torn over what to do with DACA as he faces a Tuesday deadline set by a group of Republican lawmakers who are threatening to challenge the scheme in court unless Trump ends it by that date. Trump had slammed the programme as illegal “amnesty” during his campaign but he has changed his rhetoric since then. Another option under consideration by Trump will be allowing the lawsuit to go forward and decline to have justice department defend DACA in court, taking the mater out of their hands.

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