Trump Weighs in on Supreme Court, Immigration

High Court Hears Arguments Today

AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:22 am

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that if the Supreme Court overturns protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants "a deal will be made with the Dems for them to stay!"

The high court is hearing arguments Tuesday on Trump's bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The program was begun under President Barack Obama and shields immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from being deported. It also allows the estimated 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S. legally.

Trump's past promises to work with Democrats on protections for these immigrants have not led to an agreement.

Trump wrongly claimed Tuesday that many of those in the program are "no longer very young, are far from 'angels'" and that "some are very tough hardened criminals."

Under the program, anyone convicted of a felony is barred from participating. Serious misdemeanors may also bar eligibility.