White House Now Says Trump's DACA Decision Is Coming Tuesday

Washington, D.C., (United States), Sep 01 (ANI): White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said that the Trump administration is still reviewing the Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

The decision would fulfill a campaign promise by President Donald Trump, who pledged a tough line on immigration, including ending former President Barack Obama's order to halt deportation of former child migrants under a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump told reporters Friday a decision would be made by this weekend on whether to end the program, which allows young immigrants who came to the USA illegally with their families to stay with permits.

Only immigrants without criminal records who were brought to the country when they were younger than 16 years old are eligible for DACA work permits, which must be renewed every two years.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders eventually assigned Tuesday as the date for an announcement during Friday afternoon's press briefing.

Trump has spent the last week mulling his choices, cycling through his options again and again, according to several people with knowledge of the deliberations.

Another option under consideration would be for the White House to announce that it will allow the lawsuit to go forward and decline to have the Justice Department defend DACA in court, taking the matter out of their hands. Trump's immigration executive order Asked Friday if those who are now protected by the program should be anxious, the president responded: "We love the DREAMers".

"The President's been very clear, he loves people. So I really do believe that there needs to be a legislative solution". "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", she said. Later, he said the decision would come Monday at latest.