According to a memo obtained by ABC news, the Trump administration says that dreamers should prepare for their “departure from The United States”.
The message is in a document obtained by ABC News that was provided to members of Congress after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, which defers deportation for so-called Dreamers, or unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.
“The Department of Homeland Security urges DACA enrollees to use the time remaining on their work authorizations to prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States — including proactively seeking travel documentation — or to apply for other immigration benefits for which they may be eligible,” the document reads.
Two congressional sources and one administration official confirmed the authenticity of the document, titled “Talking Points — DACA Rescission.”
One senior U.S. official familiar with the document said the administration stands by that point as written.
“Once DACA expires, they are in this country illegally,” the official said. “And once that expires, we expect them to no longer remain in our country illegally.”
Now, many conservative commentators have set their hair on fire whining because they felt the Trump administration was turning their back on this promise. Due to the fact, Trump didn’t come right out and say he plans on deporting them.
It’s clear that Trump is using DACA as leverage. He knows that the Democrats might concede border wall funding in return for amnesty for these dreamers. He also knows that if Republicans want to pass a dream act they must also get healthcare/Tax Reform done or risk committing political suicide.