Former President Barack Obama criticized the Trump administration for once again casting a shadow of deportation over young people who were brought to the country illegally as children.
“To target these young people is wrong, because they have done nothing wrong,” Obama wrote in a 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.”
“Let’s be clear,” Obama said. “The action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision and a moral question.”
Obama renewed his call for Congress to grant permanent protection to these so-called DREAMers. Read more at NPR.