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Obama betrayed the ‘dreamers’ before Trump did

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NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement Tuesday that the Trump administration is repealing Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for children brought into the United States illegally marks another political low point for a president who stages his photos so he looks tough “like Churchill” but whose governance is so wobbly and noncommittal that he’s elevated waffling to an art form.

The 800,000 “dreamers,” Trump said in November, “shouldn’t be very worried.” “I love these kids,” Trump said. But the president loves his far-right nativist base more.

You better bet those kids are worried now.

As President Obama said after Sessions’ statement: “These dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s........

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