US President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that prevents the deportation of certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors could cause Republicans to lose more support among Latino voters.
Trump said Tuesday his administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era program that offers protection to young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.
He ordered a phased-out dismantling of DACA that gives a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the fate of these immigrants.
It is not clear whether Republican lawmakers, who have struggled for years to agree on an immigration reform package and who face a series of other high-stakes deadlines this fall, will be able to score a legislative solution by March.
Trump did better with Hispanics in last November’s presidential election than most expected, avoiding a catastrophic loss with the voting bloc despite his hard-line…