Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DACA revocation: Trump says he has 'great love' for immigrant 'Dreamers'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has "a great heart” and “a great love” for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children and he wants Congress to produce a legislative solution for them.

"I have a great heart for the folks we’re talking about, a great love for them," Trump said after his administration announced earlier Tuesday it was phasing out a program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation.

"I can tell you in speaking to members of Congress they want to be able to do something and do it right and really we have no choice," Trump told reporters.

The decision to end an amnesty for 800,000 people brought to America illegally as children was announced on Tuesday.

Trump argued that the policy was legally flawed, and that he must put native-born Americans first.

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