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Louisiana reacts to Trump administration’s decision to pull plug on DACA

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Several Louisiana Republicans in Congress joined President Donald Trump in blasting Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, for executive overreach in setting up a program to shield those brought into the country illegally as children from deportation.

But mixed with the sharp-tongued criticism of Obama’s executive actions were some words of sympathy for the young immigrants, often called “Dreamers,” who’d been given temporary legal status under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Their comments preview potentially fraught wrangling in both Republican-controlled chambers of Congress to address the status of the DACA immigrants in law. Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced Tuesday the administration was delaying the cancellation of the program by six months to give federal lawmakers time to act…

 

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