Jun 21, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump announces fresh plans to end DACA before presidential election

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

President Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Trump told Fox News in an interview on Saturday his administration intends to "refile" plans to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the presidential election in November.

Driving the news: The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the way in which the Trump administration rescinded the program in 2017 violated federal law.

What he's saying: "They want us to refile if we want to win. So we'll refile and it's going to work out for DACA," Trump told Fox News' John Roberts in an interview conducted in Tulsa before the president held a campaign rally in the Oklahoma city.

  • Pressed by Roberts on whether the administration would resubmit plans before the election, Trump replied: " I will. And I hope we can get directly to the Supreme Court; maybe we can't."
  • Trump told Roberts that the court's opinion showed "we won." "But we have to refile. And everything's going to work out for DACA and the young people, who aren't so young," he added, without elaborating further.

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