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Dems Already Fundraising Over DACA Repeal

Democrats let no time pass before they starting fundraising over the Trump administration’s decision to rescind former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The Democratic Party launched an email campaign Tuesday afternoon to try and raise money to thwart the Trump administration and Republicans who wish to roll back the Obama-era immigration policy.

“Donald Trump’s heartless decision to rescind DACA will force these young people into the shadows. It is a moral disgrace,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said in an email to supporters. “Today, show Donald Trump we will not let his cruelty stand. Chip in $3 or more right now.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that the administration would formally rescind DACA. “I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Sessions told reporters at the Department of Justice.

Obama also chimed in after the administration made its announcement, calling the president “cruel” and saying he has a lack of “basic decency.” The former president asserted that DACA recipients “pose no threat” to the American people and that they are not “taking away anything from the rest of us.”

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