President Donald Trump will reportedly shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, with a six-month delay in enforcement.
Citing “two sources familiar with his thinking,” Politico reported:
Trump has wrestled for months with whether to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. He has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program and struggled with his own misgivings about targeting minors for deportation.
Conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who argued that Congress — rather than the executive branch — is responsible for writing immigration law, helped persuade the president to terminate the program, the two sources said, though White House aides caution that — as with everything in the Trump White House — nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made.
The decision to end DACA would mean the fulfillment of one of Trump's big campaign promises. However, the move wouldn't be without controversy and would surely rile up his critics even more.
President Trump is expected to formally announce his decision on DACA on Tuesday.