Just two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s intent to kill DACA, the program that shields nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the president tried to reassure Dreamers that everything is fine.
“You have nothing to worry about,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning, adding that there will be “no action” for the next six months while he waits for Congress to react to his plan.
What Trump failed to mention is that immigration agents have been targeting Dreamers and eroding the protections afforded by DACA since the day he took office. VICE News reported in May that DACA revocations surged by 25 percent in the first three months of Trump‘s presidency, and at least 43 people who once had DACA status have been deported on his watch. That number likely increased in the months since, but an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson said statistics are only available through March.
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