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Donald Trump tweets about DACA decision, says not to worry

The decision is expected to affect close to 8,000 Indian Americans among an estimated 800,000 people who will face deportation

world Updated: Sep 07, 2017 20:11 IST
Protesters hold signs at a rally to defend DACA on September 5 in New York.
Protesters hold signs at a rally to defend DACA on September 5 in New York. (AFP)

President Donald Trump is trying to reassure the hundreds of thousands of immigrants in a programme his administration announced it is ending.

“For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!” he tweeted.

He is referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which President Barack Obama created by executive order in 2012. Trump’s administration said Tuesday it is rescinding the programme but is giving Congress six months to take action on it.

The decision is expected to affect close to 8,000 Indian Americans among an estimated 800,000 people who will face deportation.

Trump is navigating politically tricky waters. Portions of his Republican voters wanting a hard line on illegal immigration. Yet others in his administration and a majority of Americans support protected status for children brought to the country illegally by their parents.