Trump Is Likely to End DACA, Putting Up to One Million People At Risk for Deportation

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Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.


Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The Trump administration is reportedly likely to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, meaning around 800,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children, and who came out of the shadows at the invitation of the Obama administration, are at risk for losing their work permits and being detained and deported. This is, yet again, an action that is both wildly inhumane and not particularly popular; 65% of Americans favor a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and a number of Republican senators have supported legislation to protect Dreamers. However, if Trump decides not to end the program, 10 conservative states have threatened to sue the administration to shut it down, and legal experts believe they’d have a reasonable chance of success. [NBC News]
  • Trump is deregulating the oil and gas industry so fast that even they are like, “wait... stop, what if something bad happens?” Says one anonymous industry official: “It’s not helpful if regulations are streamlined so as to allow something to happen — say, a methane explosion or a spill — and we’d be painted with it as an entire industry.” Careful what you wish for, assholes. [Politico]
  • Some at the CIA reportedly fear that director Mike Pompeo, a staunch Trump ally, will interfere with or otherwise politicize the Russia investigation. [Washington Post]
  • Ryan Zinke has recommended Trump alter at least three national monuments. [Washington Post]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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