White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday would not confirm reports that President Trump planned to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has kept nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from being deported.
On Thursday, Fox News claimed unnamed senior officials in the White House told them Trump planned to end DACA “as early as Friday.” According to the report, the President is expected to allow people currently protected under DACA to stay in the U.S. until their work authorizations expire.
“No offense to your colleague from Fox News,” Sanders told reporters during Thursday’s press briefing. “But I think I’m a little bit better informed than they are in terms of when the White House has made a decision, and as I just said a moment ago, it has not been finalized and when it is, we will certainly let you know.”
“This is under review, there are a lot of components that need to be looked at, and once a decision is made, we will certainly let you guys know.” Sanders added.