Trump has had quite a bit of pushback on his DACA decision, but he just got some fierce opposition from somewhere he probably didn't expect.

 

Background:

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was an Obama era policy that allows certain illegal immigrants who were minors when they entered to apply for a renewable two-year period of deferred deportation that allows them to apply for a work permit.

Reports have surfaced recently that suggest that Trump is seriously considering removing the program.

Former President Obama predicted this would happen in his final press conference as president.

“The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids when they didn't do something themselves … would merit my speaking out,” Barack Obama stated.

The whole point of this was to help immigration officials to not have to focus their efforts on individuals who behave and to focus their attention to more dangerous people. More than that, if this program is removed, you'll be hurting people who have done absolutely nothing wrong.

 

Trump predictably took to Twitter to announce the decision:

As expected, there has been opposition from the Democrats. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) have officially announced that they will sue President Trump if he tries to end DACA.

“Dreamers are Americans in every way. They played by the rules. They pay their taxes. And they've earned the right to stay in the only home they have ever known,” Cuomo stated.

What's interesting about this situation, however, is the opposition coming from inside the White House. Trump's staffers have some serious concerns about whether president Trump understands what getting rid of the DACA program will do.

Administration officials have been privately raising concerns right up until his announcement about whether he fully grasps what his decision will mean for the economy and the American people.

Those close to him believe that if he was able to understand the full details and consequences of this decision, he'd change his mind.

 

What's Happening Now:

But there's a new ally in the fight against Trump's crazed agenda, and that's Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Kasich made a point to go to the media to decry these ridiculous actions in front of the country.

From The Hill:

“If the dreamers want to go somewhere and live, come to Ohio,” he said.

“We want all the immigrants to come to Ohio because we know how much they contribute to America,” he said on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday.

Kasich added that his decision “is not the America that we all love,” and that Trump’s decision to cancel the DACA program is putting the Dreamers in jeopardy.

“I wouldn't be in America if it wasn't for immigration,” he said. “Who knows, maybe I’d be the president of Croatia.”

We're lucky to have some sensible Republicans joining us in this battle. Hopefully, more will come out of the woodwork as more prominent conservatives oppose him.

H/T: The Hill