Pelosi: Trump Ending DACA a ‘Cruel Act of Political Cowardice’

(The Hill) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday blasted President Trump‘s expected decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling it a “cruel act of political cowardice.”

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly press conference on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

The Democratic leader said the decision, which Trump is expected to formally announce Tuesday, “should break the hearts and offend the morals of all who believe in justice and human dignity.”

“This cruel act of political cowardice deals a stunning blow to the bright young DREAMers and to everyone who cherishes the American Dream,” Pelosi said in a statement, using a term referring to DACA recipients.

Politico reported on Sunday that Trump plans to end DACA with a six-month delay for Congress to find a legislative fix.

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The Obama-era program temporarily shields from deportation those brought to the U.S. illegally as children and allows them to obtain work visas.

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Pelosi tied Trump’s reported decision on DACA to his pardon last month of former controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Texas.

Pelosi said it was odd that Trump “has chosen to pardon someone who shares his anti-immigrant views, Sheriff Arpaio, who was convicted, while punishing young children who are innocent.”…

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