Trump says 'NO MORE DACA DEAL,' claims 'caravans' of immigrants are arriving to 'take advantage of DACA'
President Trump on Twitter Sunday rescinded his unfulfilled offer to work across the aisle with Congress to pass a law formalizing protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented by the Obama administration via executive order in 2012. Trump rescinded it in September and gave Congress a deadline of March 5 to pass a DACA law. The deadline passed without a deal, though the issue is being litigated.
In a pair of follow-up tweets, Trump reiterated his desire to expand the wall along the southern border and claimed immigrants arriving illegally in the U.S. right now are trying to use DACA to stay in the country:
Contra Trump, immigrants who come to the U.S. in 2018 cannot avail themselves of DACA. As the website of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services details, DACA was limited to those who can demonstrate they were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012," came to the U.S. before they turned 16, have "continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time," and were "physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012."