US President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a programme that protects young undocumented immigrants. According to reports, he will give Congress six months to draw up legislation to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Daca.
The decision is considered a compromise amid strong support for the scheme. However, the sources quoted by US media cautioned that Mr Trump could still change his mind. He is due to formally announce his decision on Tuesday.
The Obama-era Daca programme protects hundreds of thousands of so-called “Dreamers” from deportation and provides work and study permits.
While campaigning for office, Mr Trump took a hard-line on immigration and said he planned to “immediately terminate” the Daca programme. But since then he has said he finds the subject “very, very tough”.