Obama Speaks Out to Defend DACA

Obama Speaks Out to Defend DACA


Former President Barack Obama wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday:

“To target these young people is wrong—because they have done nothing wrong. 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.".

In the post, Obama calls ending DACA "cruel" and against "basic decency" and "contrary to our spirit" as a country, adding a “shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again.” He says ending DACA doesn't make the borders safer or help the economy.

 

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