Former US president Barack Obama has censured his successor over ending an amnesty for 800,000 people brought to America illegally as children.
In a rare and lengthy statement following the end of his tenure, the first African American president described Trump’s move as “wrong,” “self-defeating” and “cruel.”
“To target these young people is wrong — because they have done nothing wrong. 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,” he wrote. “It’s a political decision, and a moral question,” Obama wrote on Tuesday. “Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us.”
His vice president, Joe Biden, has also…