Trump Says He’ll ‘Revisit’ DACA In 6 Months If Congress Fails To Address It

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, to talk about the shooting in Alexandria, Va. where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others, where shot during a Congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Just hours after the Trump administration announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Donald Trump said that he would “revisit” DACA if Congress failed to pass a bill with the program’s policies.

It’s not clear how Trump would “revisit” DACA without the help of Congress after he claimed on Tuesday that he ended the program in an attempt to limit the executive branch’s power.

By nixing DACA, Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise after he ran on a platform attacking immigrants. However, once in office, Trump wavered on the issue and said that he would treat DACA recipients with “great heart.” He echoed this sentiment Tuesday afternoon, saying he has “great love” for DACA recipients and urging Congress to act on the matter.

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