President Donald Trump says he’ll announce a decision on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought into the country illegally as children Friday afternoon or over the weekend.
“We love the dreamers, we love everybody,” Trump said Friday at the White House as he signed a proclamation declaring Sunday a national day of prayer for the victims of Harvey.
At issue is the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Trump railed against the DACA program during his campaign, slamming it as illegal “amnesty.” But he changed his tune after the election, calling DACA one of the most difficult issues he’s grappled with.
The program has given nearly 800,000 people a reprieve from deportations. It has also provided the ability to work legally in the U.S. in the form of two-year, renewable work permits — permits the Trump administration has continued to grant as the president has mulled the issue.
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