For Months, President Trump Hasn't Revealed Where He Stands On DACA As a candidate, President Trump promised to end President Obama's executive order on immigration, but as president Trump has repeatedly acknowledged the predicament of the people protected by DACA.

For Months, President Trump Hasn't Revealed Where He Stands On DACA

For Months, President Trump Hasn't Revealed Where He Stands On DACA

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As a candidate, President Trump promised to end President Obama's executive order on immigration, but as president Trump has repeatedly acknowledged the predicament of the people protected by DACA.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

President Trump has said a lot about the DACA program over the years, and he has not always been consistent. He made this promise when he announced his candidacy for president.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I will immediately terminate President Obama's illegal executive order on immigration immediately.

SHAPIRO: That was 2015. After Trump won the election in 2016, his definitive statements from the campaign became less so. In December, he told Time Magazine this about so-called DREAMers. Quote, "some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they're in never-never land because they don't know what's going to happen." A few weeks after inauguration, he said this.

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TRUMP: It's a very, very tough subject. We're going to deal with DACA with heart. I have to deal with a lot of politicians, don't forget. And I have to convince them that what I'm saying is right.

SHAPIRO: President Trump has been hinting about what his announcement tomorrow will be. On Friday, a reporter asked him what he would say to DREAMers who were scared.

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TRUMP: Think the DREAMers are terrific.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Thank you very much.

TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Thank you.

SHAPIRO: Tomorrow those DREAMers will find out if being terrific earns them continued protection from deportation.

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