Obama Will Speak Out If Trump Kills DACA

Former president is expected to denounce Trump's decision
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2017 4:00 PM CDT
Former President Barack Obama speaks at the convention center in Montreal, Quebec, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.   (Paul Chaisson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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(Newser) – If his plans to formally kill DACA are announced as expected Tuesday, Trump will face direct criticism from someone who’s been notably silent since he took office: Barack Obama. According to Politico, a source close to the former president says Obama plans to post a statement to Facebook that he will then share on Twitter to his 94 million followers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was launched in 2012 by Obama. During his final press conference as president, Obama said he would not stay silent if the program was threatened, and that he’d be morally compelled to speak out against “efforts to round up kids who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are American kids, and send them someplace else, when they love this country.” (Read more Dream Act stories.)

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