President Trump stopped the DACA program established by President Obama. It set up a system to keep people brought here as children from being deported. I didn’t have a problem with his actions since I believe such programs should be enacted through legislation rather than executive fiat.
He gave Congress six months to come up with a new plan. The time limit has expired with no action. Even though most Americans favor it, Congress failed to act. I think both sides blew it. They cared more about political posturing than helping people who are here illegally through no fault of their own.
President Trump wanted his entire immigration program passed as a condition for DACA. Democrats wanted a clean bill which gave Republicans nothing. Neither side was really interested in compromise. Trump can show his anti-immigration base how tough he is while Democrats can use this to bludgeon Republicans.
What about the people who could be deported to a country they never knew? They were nothing but pawns in a political tug-of-war. Both sides let them down. They also let the country down. We deserve better.