Rat Race. From [HERE] President Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, setting the president in opposition with House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The news that Trump would end the program was first reported by POLITICO Sunday evening. The official announcement is expected Tuesday, although POLITICO’s sources acknowledge that it’s possible the president could change his mind.
In recent weeks, several Republicans have expressed support for DACA, and on Friday, Ryan, who has rarely opposed the president even when many in his own party have, implored the president not to end the program in an interview with a hometown radio station.
“I actually don’t think he should do that,” Ryan said when he was asked on a hometown radio show Friday about Trump ending the program. “I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix.”
Trump promised to end the Obama-era program during the campaign, calling it “one of the most unconstitutional actions ever undertaken by a president.”
In April, however, Trump said dreamers—the young immigrants who are protected by DACA—should “rest easy,” telling the AP that he was “not after the dreamers,” but “after the criminals.”
The program has granted nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants the right to higher education and employment in the United States.[MORE]