Trump Administration Aims to End DACA Immigration Program in 6 Months

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is determined to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children within the next six months, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Sunday.

The Trump administration views the programs as unlawful and the U.S. Supreme Court—which last week ruled against the Trump administrations plan to end it based on a procedural issue—did not disagree, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf told NBCs “Meet the Press.”

“At no point in that decision did they say that the program was lawful. They simply didnt like the rationale and the procedures that we used,” Wolf said.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Trumps effort to end the DACA policy put in place by former President Barack Obama, which protects roughly 649,000 illegal immigrants from deportation.

The decision upheld lower court decisions that found that Trumps 2017 move to rescind the program was unlawful, but does not prevent Trump from trying again to end the program.

Trump on Saturday said his administration would resubmit plans to end the policy but gave no details.

Wolf said on CBS “Face the Nation” the administration would keep renewing visas for the people covered by the program while seeking a way to permanently end it.

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