(RNS) — Religious leaders overwhelmingly condemned President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
That program, which the president ordered rescinded on Tuesday (Sept. 5), protected young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or whose families overstayed their visas from deportation.
There were few exceptions to the condemnation, among them Pastor Mark Burns of Harvest Praise and Worship Center in South Carolina, who has close ties to the president. Burns tweeted that rescinding DACA was “good because #Americans are #Dreamers too…#AmericaFirst.”
AG Sessions announces that #DACA “is being rescinded.” Good because