(Daily Mail) Donald Trump tweeted a reassuring message to 800,000 ‘DREAMers’ on Thursday, but only after a leading Democrat prodded him into it.
‘For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!’ the president wrote on Twitter.
House Minority Leader Nany Pelosi told her colleagues shortly afterward that she had asked Trump to tell people protected by the Obama-era guarantee against deportation that they would be safe while Congress considers codifying the policy in law.
The president revoked the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, subject to a six-month delay. The policy applied to people who are in the U.S. illegally because they were brought across the border as children.
For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2017
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president is ‘committed to working across the aisle and doing what is needed to best serve the American people.’
She wouldn’t immediately confirm that Trump tweeted to his audience of tens of millions in response to a request from Pelosi.
But the top House Democrat said, according to Bloomberg, that she had told Trump, ‘People really need a reassurance from you, Mr. President, that the six-month period is not a roundup, that DACA is frozen and these people will not be vulnerable.’
‘This is what I asked the president to do and boom, the tweet appeared,’ she said….