Washington, Nov. 12 (EFE) .- Many of the undocumented youths known as dreamers "are not an angel" and "some are very tanned criminals," said US President Donald Trump on Tuesday when the Supreme Court settles Review the program that protects them.
The president put the message on his Twitter account a few hours before the hearing began at the Supreme Court to hear the arguments for and against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, established by its predecessor, Barack Obama, to protect undocumented youth from deportation.
"Many of the people in DACA are no longer so young and far from being 'little angels," said Trump, who nevertheless promised an agreement with the Democrats of Congress to stay in case the highest court suspends the Program.RELATED
The Supreme Court will decide in the coming months if it supports Trump's decision to end this plan, decreed in June 2012 by the then president, Barack Obama (2009-2017), or if it extends its validity in favor of thousands of immigrants who They were brought by their parents as children and do not have a visa.
Data from the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) indicate th at as of March 2017 about 787,580 undocumented youth had been accepted into this program. That figure was from January 10, 2018 and April 30, 2019 at 425,760 beneficiaries.
According to Trump, "President Obama said he has no legal right to sign the decree (which DACA approved), but he did the same."
"If the Supreme Court remedies this by canceling it, there will be a deal with the Democrats so that (those covered by DACA) stay" in the country, the president added in his message.
Since announcing his presidential candidacy in 2015, Trump has often referred to immigrants as criminals, rapists, drug dealers and gang members.
One of his main promises in the 2016 election campaign was the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico to prevent the entry of undocumented immigrants, and the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, estimated to amount to some 12 million people.
Trump used the same phrase that "they are not angels" to refer to the Kurds in Syria who, after fighting together with the United States against the Islamic State, were exposed to a Turkish invasion when Washington withdrew its troops from the region.
To access the DACA program, immigrants must meet certain requirements, including having arrived in the US. before the age of 16, having lived in the country since at least 2007, and having obtained a high school diploma or having served in the armed forces. EFE