Obama Slams Trump for Rescinding DACA, Calling Move ‘Cruel

Former President Barack Obama released a statement Slamming President Trump’s decision to end DACA. One of the programs giving illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. at a young age a reprieve from deportation.

“To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong,” Obama said. “It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak? It’s a political decision, and a moral question,” Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us.”