COMING OUT STRONG

Obama Lambasts Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Decision to Kill DACA

President Obama, who promised to speak out if the new administration ended his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, issued a statement condemning President Trump’s Monday decision to nix the immigration policy. “To target these young people is wrong—because they have done nothing wrong," the former president said in a lengthy Facebook post. “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. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?”

Gideon Resnick