Well, that’s a good question. But to answer it, all you have to do is look at what Attorney General Jeff Sessions said back in April about not being able to promise that Dreamers wouldn’t be deported. That was, of course, five months ago, which is like a decade in the Trump presidency. As it stands now, we’re likely to see a Trump-Schumer-Pelosi plan unveiled soon that includes some form of the DREAM Act for youths, and young adults, currently here legally under the DACA program.
President Trump tweeted this morning asking whether anyone really wants to deport the “good, accomplished young people” currently here under the DACA program:
This has a debate raging over whether ending the DACA program means that anyone who was formally here legally under the program would be subject to immediate deportation. The President announced DACA would end, but gave Congress six months to work it out legislatively to essentially legalize anyone in the program before shutting off the spigot.
Conservative news outlets are furious this morning. For example, take this story from RedState:
The entire premise of this argument is diametrically opposed to every ounce of rhetoric and fervor from the immigration wing of the Republican party. The answer is “yes” of course. Yes, people really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people. Yes. Really.
And the complaints continue:
While the Trump base is fuming, Democrats, on the other hand, seem pleased with developments this week:
Democratic leaders said Wednesday night they have reached agreement with President Trump to provide legal status for 800,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, part of a package that would include border security but not money for a wall on the Mexican border.
The deal, announced after a dinner of Chinese food at the White House, would need to be approved by Congress. But it could provide further momentum to a budding movement toward bipartisanship that began last week when Trump reached a fiscal agreement with Democrats to keep the government open to early December and authorize enough borrowing to pay the nation’s debts.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York said in a joint statement that the two sides agreed to write into law protections from deportation for the so-called Dreamers, which would be incorporated into a broader measure that would beef up border security.
The news that Pelosi was reporting a deal had been reached was met with denials from the President, who claimed no such deal has been made:
So it remains to be seen how this issue will shake out.