If Trump ends DACA, and it’s looking like he will, Obama is reportedly planning to speak out against the decision. Obama passed DACA through executive order, which is why it will be so easy for Trump to end it.
Obama to speak out if Trump ends DACA
Former President Barack Obama plans to speak out if President Donald Trump declares his intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a person close to Obama.
Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that in six months, he will terminate the Obama-era DACA initiative, which grants two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and stayed out of trouble. POLITICO first reported the news.
Obama used executive actions to launch the program in June 2012, providing assurances before his re-election that he would protect the so-called “Dreamers.” Trump had suggested in the past that he didn’t want to deport Dreamers, saying in April that they should “rest easy,” but the immigration hawks in his administration have argued that DACA is an illegal program.
Obama just isn’t capable of extending Trump the same courtesy he got from George W. Bush, but we all knew that would be the case, right?