Trump Tweets on DACA: ‘You Have Nothing To Worry About’


A map of Mexico as it was in 1794 is displayed as young immigrants and their supporters rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017.
A decision is expected in coming days on whether US President Trump will end the program by his predecessor, former President Obama, on DACA which has protected some 800,000 undocumented immigrants, also known as Dreamers, since 2012. / (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump told hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the United States who are waiting to hear if DACA, the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Act, will be repealed in the next six months: “You have nothing to worry about.”

Trump sent the tweet to try to reassure so-called DREAMers, people who came to the United States illegally as children, that they will not be targeted by immigration officials during the next six months while Congress decides whether to make DACA law.

DACA was signed in 2012 as an executive order by then-President Barack Obama. Trump said he wants to repeal that executive order, but has told Congress they have six months to decide on whether to legalize it or not.