Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) refers to illegal "dreamers" who came to the US as minors. Under restrictive conditions, they can receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.
The policy was established by the Obama Administration in June 2012 and plans to begin phasing it out were initiated by the Trump Administration in September 2017. The policy was established by executive action rather than legislation, however, participating individuals are still commonly referred to as DREAMers after the DREAM Act; a bipartisan bill first proposed in 2001 that was the first of a number of subsequent efforts in the U.S. House and Senate to provide an opportunity for certain illegal illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children to attend college and eventually become permanent citizens of the United States. DACA provides no such path to citizenship.
CNN comments on the [Veto Threat](Trump threatens to veto $1.3 trillion spending bill over immigration).
Trump was fuming about the spending bill, an official said, particularly the news coverage he watched Friday morning that said his immigration priorities won't be fully funded.
"He doesn't like it," the official said, who described the President's mood as "venting" more than seriously considering a veto.
Spotted in the West Wing Friday morning, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short did not appear alarmed by the President's tweet.
"I think we'll be OK," he told CNN.
Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters on Thursday that the bill "funds his (Trump's) priorities."
"Is it perfect? No," Mulvaney added. "Is it exactly what we asked for in the budget? No.
"Let's cut right to the chase: Is the President going to sign the bill? The answer is yes," he said.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock