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Trump adds to uncertainty, says he may ‘revisit’ DACA in 6 months

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         Trump adds to uncertainty, says he may ‘revisit’ DACA in 6 months

President Donald Trump added more uncertainty to an already muddy future for almost 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants on Tuesday night, tweeting that he may “revisit” the issue of so-called “Dreamers” in six months.

“Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA,” Trump said. “If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!”

Trump did not elaborate on what that might mean.

Earlier in the day, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was being rescinded, but that individuals could continue to renew their permits for the next six months — essentially giving Congress that much time to come up with immigration legislation before mass deportations could begin.

Read: With DACA move, Trump throws grenade at Ryan and McConnell

Early Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that it was time for Congress to do its job.

The Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program drew condemnation from Democrats, including former President Barack Obama; corporate leaders, such as Facebook

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  Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg; and some top Republicans.

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday, a vast majority of Americans — including two-thirds of self-identified Trump voters — believe the “Dreamers” should be allowed to remain in the U.S.

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