Sanders: Trump ending DACA would be ‘one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president’

Sanders: Trump ending DACA would be 'one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president'
Sanders: Trump ending DACA would be 'one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that if President Trump followed through with ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it would be “one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president.”

Sanders took Trump to task in a series of tweets after Politico reported that Trump had decided to terminate DACA with a six-month delay.

“Taking legal protections away from 800,000 young people raised in this country is absolutely counter to what we stand for as a nation,” Sanders continued. “If Trump ends DACA, Congress must act immediately to restore it.”

The program temporarily prevented the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors and sought work permits.

The six-month window before the formal end of the program would give Congress the chance to step in and pass legislation before the protections are ended.

Trump will announce his final decision on the future of DACA on Tuesday.

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