President Trump has decided to terminate Barack Obama’s key immigration policy that permitted hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States without fear of deportation, reports Fox News.
The President will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, as early as Friday, but is expected to announce he will allow those already enrolled in the program, referred to as ‘Dreamers,’ to stay in the country until their current paperwork expires.
DACA was created by President Barack Obama using an executive order in 2012, and allows minors who were brought to this country illegally by their parents or relatives to be protected from forced deportation by federal authorities.
President Trump campaigned on ending the Obama-era program, but softened his stance once taking office; saying he was open to allowing certain aspects of the executive order to remain.
“They shouldn’t be very worried,” Trump told the ‘Dreamers’ earlier this year. “I do have a big heart.”