President Donald Trump is expected to announce his plan to dismantle DACA, former President Obama’s so-called Dreamer program.
DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allowed thousands of illegals to remain in the country if they entered the country as children.
The end of DACA is Trump’s latest assault on Obama’s controversial social programs.
Obama created the program in 2012 to protect thousands of young immigrants, aka Dreamers, from being deported back to their homelands.
Trump’s plan will affect 800,000 illegal immigrants who were at least 31 years of age in 2012.
Nearly 2,000 leaders, including some Republican governors, signed a letter asking Trump to protect the Dreamers.
The Trump administration was given a deadline of Sept. 5 to make a decision on DACA, but the deadline was pushed back due to Hurricane Harvey.
The decision came as a shock to many Dreamers who were assured by Trump that he would not overturn DACA.
In April, Trump told the Dreamers they could “rest easy.”
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