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Illegal child immigrants protection scheme 'probably dead': Trump

ANI | Updated: Jan 15, 2018 00:28 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 15 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a programme that protects certain illegal immigrants from being deported, is "probably dead" as the Democrats do not want it.

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military," Trump said on Twitter.

The tweet comes as the Trump administration has resumed accepting DACA renewal requests as a result of a federal court order.

Trump had earlier called the country's court system "unfair" after a federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked his administration from banning the DACA programme.

The latest ruling comes at a time when Trump is advocating against the illegal migrants living in the U.S. and is lobbying to build a border, along the US-Mexico border to stop its infiltration.

Trump had announced in September that he would repeal the programme, which allows certain immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children, to stay and work without fear of being deported. (ANI)