Sep 5, 2017

Trump says he'll "revisit" DACA if Congress doesn't act

Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump passed the issue of what to do with the so-called DREAMers that are shielded from deportation and granted work permits under DACA to Congress on Tuesday, rescinding the Obama-era measure with a 6-month delay.

Now, he says he'll "revisit" the issue if that window closes and Congress hasn't passed anything.

Why it matters: This means the issue isn't dead if Congress can't make a deal, but still leaves the status of 800,000 undocumented immigrants up in the air. It could also increase the restlessness of some conservatives who wanted Trump to do away with DACA and be done with it. Finally, hinting at a way out would seem to undermine Trump's efforts to pressure Congress to act.

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