White House: Decision on DACA Expected Tuesday

By Melanie Arter | September 1, 2017 | 5:47pm EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot of C-SPAN video)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump will make a decision Tuesday on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration is in the process of finalizing the decision and the details.


“I just spoke with the president, and we're in the process of finalizing that decision and those details, and we're actually going to make that announcement on Tuesday of next week. And the president's priorities on immigration are to create a system that encourages legal immigration and benefits our economy and American workers,” she said.

The president has been very clear: He loves people, and he wants to make sure that this decision is done correctly, and so that's what he's doing now, is finalizing that part,” Sanders said.

Nearly 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - commonly referred to as Dreamers - were shielded from deportation and were given work permits under DACA.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the president shouldn’t cancel DACA. He said Trump should leave it up to Congress to fix.

"I actually don't think he should do that and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix," Ryan told WCLO Janesville.

"President Obama did not have the legislative authority to do what he did," said Ryan. "You can't, as an executive, write law out of thin air."

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