(BIVN) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced the Trump administration planned to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
The announcement drew criticism from Democrats, including Hawaii’s congressional delegation.
Senator Mazie Hirono called it the “latest step this President has taken to attack minority communities and stoke the fear and divisiveness that served as pillars of his campaign and inform his presidency.”
Senator Brian Schatz said it was “one of the most inhumane things this administration could do”… adding that “People trusted the government when they chose to register as Dreamers. And now, this administration has betrayed their trust and will ruin their lives.”
Congresswoman Tusli Gabbard said Trump’s decision was wrong, and urging that “Congress must act now to enact a permanent solution for these DREAMers and pass the bipartisan DREAM Act now.”
The DACA decision dominated Tuesday’s White House press briefing. President Trump was also put on the spot about the decision during a meeting with Republican congressmen.