'It's a Political Decision': Obama Blasts WH Over Ending of DACA
Former President Barack Obama took to Facebook Tuesday and published a nine-paragraph reaction condemning President Trump's decision to sunset the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
"The action taken today isn't required legally. It's a political decision and a moral question," Obama said.
He called immigration a "controversial topic," and said there are ways to have safe and secure borders and a strong economy without targeting "young people who grew up in America."
"[DACA] kids... study in our schools... [they're] patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts," he said.
Obama said many DACA beneficiaries don't know any home country but the United States, saying Trump "cast a shadow" over "our best and brightest young people once again."
"What if our kid's science teacher or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her?" Obama asked.
"Ultimately this is about basic decency."
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