President Donald Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, with a six month delay in implementation, according to several reports out Sunday night.
Politico was first to report the President’s plans for the DACA program, which Trump has teased for the pass few weeks. The President is expected to announce his final decision on the program Tuesday, which is the deadline a group of Republican state attorneys general gave the White House to end the program. The attorneys general plan to sue Trump if he does not roll back DACA, a policy implemented by former President Barack Obama.
The six month delay will give Congress time to restore the program through legislation before DACA recipients lost their legal status, as several Republican lawmakers have voiced support for a bill giving those known as DREAMers legal status.
Trump’s decision is not yet finalized, however, and the President is known for changing his mind at the last minute. It’s also not yet clear whether Trump’s policy phasing out DACA will allow DREAMers to renew their legal status within the six month period between the announcement and the policy’s enactment, the New York Times and Washington Post noted.