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Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned President Trump that he would speak out publicly if his new administration ever targeted Dreamers.

Well, it’s happened. Trump pulled the trigger this morning and Obama has taken to social media with a very lengthy response.

“To target hopeful young strivers who grew up here is wrong, because they’ve done nothing wrong,” Obama tweeted Tuesday afternoon, hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), signed by Obama in 2012 as an executive order, is being phased out. DACA protected young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children from being deported.

Obama’s tweet included a link to his full statement on Facebook, where he explained in detail his reason for signing the executive order in the first place, and why today’s action from the Trump administration is flat-out “wrong,” “cruel” and “self-defeating.”

“To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong,” he wrote. “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. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?

“Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.”

PHOTO: Barack Obama official portrait

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13 thoughts on “Barack Obama Responds To Trump Ending DACA

  1. First, I don’t think he really wanted to be the President and second, the POTUS was (and still is) totally unprepared to be “THE” leader of this country. So instead of working on things to make the country better, he is going back and attempting to undo any and everything that Pres. Obama did – especially those things that benefited everybody and not just the rich.

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      What exactly did he do that benefited everyone? Obama phones? Cash for clunkers? Increasing the welfare roles to historical highs? Selling 20% of our uranium to Russia, enabling terrorism? Lowest GDP since WW2? What ??? He left this country in shambles. Fact. Go back to your democratic plantation until they call on your vote again in 2018. You disgust me with your idiocy.

      • Bytch, Obama lowered unemployment from 10% to under 4%. My 401k is up, stock market is up. The economy is better, my house is worth more than it was 10yrs ago. The auto industry had record profits. You’re one of the baskets of deplorables. Your fake prez is in over his big ass head, with his lace front wig wearing azz. He’s a disgrace to the human race, and so are you.

      • Welden, the financial facts are Tax Paying Americans fund Illegals via Food Stamps; Health Care, etc. Upon the 1st day their Illegal Parents brought their illegal children to America, the Government funded their lives is just a plain, irrefutable fact-of-life. Remember, the MAIN reason Mexicans come to America are for the Goodies.

      • Dr. Larry on said:

        Welden, I know it’s not fashionable in your community to excel academically, but brother, you just got schooled.

  2. The only thing this ignorant man wants to do is try and be a control freak and make sure that he can try to un do evrything humane thing that President Obama did. He turns my stomach pleae impeach him. This country is not a business this is the presidency you “agent orange cheeto”

  3. 45 is a man w/o a plan. Obama, once again has to school the fool. Forgive him, for he knows not what the hell he’s doing. The ppl who elected this farce of a presidency should be ashamed of themselves. He’s an embarrassment to all mankind.

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