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Donald Trump to consider ending DACA

One source cautioned that the president could change his mind

Steve Holland | Reuters 

Donald Trump ending DACA program
US President Donald Trump | Photo: Reuters

has decided to scrap a programme shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children but will give Congress six months to craft legislation to replace it, sources familiar with the situation said.

The president decided to delay enforcement of his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the two sources said on Sunday. One source cautioned that the president could change his mind.

DACA, an Obama administration policy, protects nearly 800,000 young men and women often called “Dreamers” from deportation and allows them to work legally. Dreamers are a fraction of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, most of them Hispanic.

First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 02:28 IST