Former president Barack Obama posted a lengthy message on Tuesday (Sept. 5) about the Trump administration’s decision to end his pro-immigration order which shielded children brought into America by undocumented parents from being deported.
In a 2-page response on Facebook posted shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the move, Obama condemned the White House and called the cancellation “cruel.”
“To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong,” he wrote. “It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?”
Read Obama’s full post below.