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Trump decides to not deport DREAMers

President Trump will not deport undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, known as "DREAMers" (after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act), a reversal of his campaign pledge, The New York Times reports. Trump claimed during the campaign the program "defied federal law and the Constitution."

The Department of Homeland Security made the announcement, which affects about 800,000 people, Thursday night. The decision to keep the Obama-era policy is "a tribute to the strength of the DREAMer movement and an acknowledgment — at least in part — by [the DHS] that it should not be targeting undocumented immigrants who have strong ties to their communities and have abided by the law," said immigration lawyer David Leopold.

The administration also announced the program would not expand to include the parents of DREAMers.