White House: Trump's DACA decision coming Tuesday


President Trump will announce his decision on whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, the White House announced.

Trump's decision comes amid mounting pressure and speculation that he will scrap the Obama-era program, which extends temporary deportation relief to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors who applied for work permits. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to tip the administration's hand Friday amid repeated questioning from reporters, saying, "We are in the process of finalizing that decision and those details."Members of Congress, including top Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan(R-Wis.), have said that Trump should not end the program, although they want Congress to pass a law codifying the practice instead of relying on controversial executive action during the Obama administration. The White House has been under pressure to make a decision on DACA as 10 states led by Texas have threatened court action against the program unless Trump rescinds it by Sept. 5. Sanders on Friday acknowledged that it is a tough decision for the president, who said in earlier in the day that “we love Dreamers,” using a term commonly used to refer to DACA recipients.“The decision itself is weighing on him,” Sanders said. “The president's priorities of immigration are to create a system that encourages legal immigration and benefits our economy and American workers,” she added. “The president has been very clear he loves people. He wants to make sure that this decision is done correctly. So that's what he's doing now, finalizing that part.” The timing of the announcement has been unclear, with Vice President Pence questioned by a reporter during his visit to storm-ravaged Texas on Thursday for clues on what Trump might decide to do about the program.Read the entire article here: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348906-white-house-daca-decision-coming-tuesday

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