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President Trump set to make decision on DACA

Posted at 10:12 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 01:12:38-04

White House officials confirmed President Trump will be making a decision on Tuesday regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.  

DACA was an executive order made by President Obama, which allowed immigrant children brought to the United States illegally while they were young to stay. 

Maurice Goldman is a local immigration attorney. He says there are a couple of options the president could take on Tuesday. 

"One scenario is that he could decide to allow the program to continue and then wind up with a court challenge. Chances of that happening I say are slim."

Goldman says he sees the second scenario as a more possible option for the president. 

"The second scenario is that he lets the program gradually phase out. But what he would do in that situation is he would allow individuals who have already filed for employment authorization or already have employment authorization to allow their permits to phase out."

During his campaign, President Trump promised to terminate DACA.