Trump to Dreamers: 'Nothing to Worry About'
President says immigrants are safe during the 6-month window
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2017 11:14 AM CDT
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President Trump speaks at the Andeavor Mandan Refinery on Wednesday in Mandan, ND.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – The goodwill between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi appears to be carrying over into Thursday: The House minority leader asked the president to tweet an assurance to Dreamers that they don't face immediate deportation, and Trump did just that, reports the Hill. "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 president tweeted. The White House is phasing out the Obama-era protection of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, but Congress has six months to come up with a legislative alternative to allow them to stay in the country.

"I will tell you, I really believe Congress wants to take care of it," Trump said Wednesday. "We discussed that also today, and Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I," he added, referring to Chuck Schumer and Pelosi after their Oval Office meeting. Given that the fate of about 800,000 immigrants is now in legal limbo, however, Trump's tweet wasn't going over well with advocates. "You can't sugarcoat the terror Trump has pushed on immigrants when he killed DACA," Greisa Martinez Rosas of United We Dream tells CNN.

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