On the campaign trail, Trump had said he would immediately repeal all executive actions taken by Obama. Obama authorized DACA through executive action in 2012. Many who have DACA status are in the midst of renewing it or will have to early next year.
“I will urge the president-elect and the incoming administration to think long and hard before they are endangering the status of what for all practical purposes are American kids,” Obama said. “They’ve gone to school. They have pledged allegiance to the flag. Some of them have joined the military. They’ve enrolled in school. By definition, if they are part of this program, they are solid, wonderful people of good character.”
In an interview with 60 minutes, Trump said he would focus first on deportations of criminal immigrants but he has not yet said anything new on how he’d deal with DACA.
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From NBC Latino 11/14/16