At prison reform meeting, Trump praises Texas’ “very successful” DACA challenge

At prison reform meeting, Trump praises Texas’ “very successful” DACA challenge

The texas tribune |
August 9, 2018

The Trump administration has promised to phase out the Obama-era immigration program. But the president himself has also expressed sympathy for "Dreamers."

The subject of the meeting was prison reform, but that didn't stop President Donald Trump from taking the opportunity — twice — to instead praise Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday for a Texas-led lawsuit to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Trump — whose administration promised in September 2017 to end the Obama-era immigration measure but who has also expressed sympathy for “Dreamers” — made it clear he endorses the high-profile lawsuit, in which several members of his administration are named defendants.

“Ken just filed a very interesting lawsuit,” Trump noted while introducing his guests at a Thursday afternoon roundtable at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The 10-state challenge to DACA, Trump said, “is going to be very successful. I hope it’s going to be very successful.”

Paxton, one of two attorneys general at the meeting of about a dozen state and federal officials, smiled from the other end of the table.

Credit by- The texas tribune

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