Trump is set to announce tonight that he intends to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Trump is expected to sign the proclamation that allows the program to end as early as this evening, a White House official said.
The proclamation allows for a one-year reprieve for those who have been granted deferred action and those who are eligible for a reduction in their DACA status.
The official said the proclamation was expected to be signed in the morning.
President Trump is scheduled to make a formal announcement later today.
Here’s what you need to know about the proclamation.
The White House said that the announcement would be made “on the floor of the Senate,” a move that could give Trump time to review the proclamation, which is already being written.
If the president doesn’t act, it could be delayed until after the July 4 recess.
President Donald Trump is seen with Vice President Mike Pence in this photo taken by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images on July 4, 2021.
The president is set on signing the proclamation within the next 24 hours.
Trump has long touted his plans for DACA, which were first signed by President Barack Obama in 2012.
The program allows people who came to the United States illegally as children to live and work legally in the United State.
The administration says the program has prevented roughly 800,000 individuals from being deported and saved thousands of lives.
It was not immediately clear how many people could qualify for the program’s protections.
DACA was enacted in 2012 with a bipartisan vote of Congress, with Republicans opposed.