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Trump administration still reviewing DACA program: White House

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 September 2017, 9:16 IST
Trump administration still reviewing DACA program: White House

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said that the Trump administration is still reviewing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants some protections to young undocumented immigrants.

"As soon as the president's ready to announce the result of our policy process, he'll do so," Bossert said.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to confirm reports that Trump will announce plans to terminate the Obama-era DACA program on Friday.

She said that the president still stands by his earlier statement that he would treat the young undocumented immigrants, often called Dreamers, with "heart."

Sanders told reporters on Thursday that that Trump had not yet made a decision about the program.

The DACA program was formed through an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to work and live legally.

The Obama administration program, known as DACA, allows some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to work and live legally.

Some 800,000 people are protected under the DACA program.

Trump had campaigned against DACA and vowed to end Obama-era program if elected but has so far not made any decision about it.

-ANI

First published: 1 September 2017, 9:16 IST
 
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