According to a Democratic aide, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told President Trump by phone on Thursday to issue a tweet reassuring young illegal aliens (“Dreamers”) that they won’t be deported in the next six months.
Trump complied, tweeting shortly after: “For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about — No action!”
Based on the terms of DACA’s elimination by the White House earlier this week, recipients whose permits expire within the next six months have until Oct. 5 to apply for renewal. But for recipients whose permits run out after the March deadline, no program will be in place for them to apply for renewal if Congress doesn’t act.
Enduring pressure from within her Party to oversee the implementation of a long term legislative fix for DACA, some fellow Dems were upset that Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer struck a deal with Trump to extend the debt ceiling, hoping they could use the threat of an impending debt limit as leverage to implement DACA in Congress.
On Wednesday, Trump expressed hope that Congress will find a way to address the fate of DACA recipients.
“I will tell you, I really believe Congress wants to take care of it. We discussed that also today, and Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I,” the president said.
For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2017
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