President Trump recently received a phone call from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asking him to send out a tweet reassuring those affected by the ending of DACA. Pelosi specifically asked Trump to encourage them that they would not be deported for the next six months.
According to the Hill, a Democratic aide said that Pelosi told her colleagues at a House Democratic whip meeting of the request made to Trump. She hoped that President Trump would make it clear that everyone affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cancellation won’t be affected for the next six months. Her request was fulfilled by the president’s following tweet:
“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 Trump administration announced their terms which stated that any DACA recipient whose permit expires in the next six months would have until Oct. 5th to apply for renewal. Any permits that end after the March deadline would not be renewed unless Congress can act in time.
Democrats are currently frustrated by President Trump’s agreement with Pelosi and Charles Schumer to extend the debt limit. Instead, Democrats believe the extended limit should have been used to push for a better DACA fix. Trump still boasts hope that Congress will find a solution to the DACA Recipients:
“I will tell you, I really believe Congress wants to take care of it. We discussed that also today, and Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I.”
Credit: The Hill