ILIA CALDERON: President Trump defended his decision, Jorge, to eliminate DACA program- on his favorite platform, which is Twitter, and he did it in his usual aggressive style.
JORGE RAMOS: However, Ilia, the president wrote very negative comments regarding DACA recipients, stating that some of them were no “angels”, and even going on to call some of them “criminals”. But the DREAMers answered quickly, as Claudia Uceda reports.
CLAUDIA UCEDA: Hundreds of DREAMers made themselves heard outside of the Supreme Court. They want their dreams to be a reality.
SAMANTHA MURILLO, DACA RECIPIENT: I want to be a doctor, I’m a sister, I’m a friend and I’m… a good student.
UCEDA: Some stood in line and braved the cold. And others woke up to read the president’s tweet, who began his day by insulting them.
“Many of them aren’t so young any more, and they’re far from being “angels”. Some are tough, hardened criminals” wrote Trump, angering this pastor (who is a DACA recipient).
MILUSKA AQUIJE, DACA RECIPIENT: I’ve never committed any crimes here, on the contrary, I’ve helped young people from the communities, so if that’s criminal then I’m going to keep being a criminal.
CAROLINA SARASSA: Now, President Trump tweeted today that many of the immigrants dubbed DREAMers are, quote, “hardened criminals”, but said that if the Supreme Court backs his decision to end the DACA program, he will cut a deal with Democrats. Trump has made hard-line immigration policies, including pursuing construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, a centerpiece of his presidency as well as his re-election campaign for 2020.