On Sunday night, Politico reported that President Donald Trump has opted to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), which allows Americans brought to the U.S. as undocumented children to remain in the country.
Unless Congress acts within the next six months, Trump said, deportations of so-called Dreamers will begin.
The online backlash was swift and furious.
@realDonaldTrump Fuck you, I hope you end up in prison without a single penny to your name and forever be remembered as a failure. #DACA— Carlos 🇺🇸 (@Carlos 🇺🇸) 1504489961.0
We have 6 months to create a network of safe houses and sanctuaries while #Congress has 6 months to redeem their morality. #DACA— Cameron 🌹 (@Cameron 🌹) 1504489961.0
Message of the #GOP to minorities. Please join our party. We love you, we really do. But first we need to deport your children. #DACA— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1504209985.0
😕 senseless to end #DACA, only innocents are affected. 😕 https://t.co/IwTb4MeTdx— Wishing i was 18 again... (@Wishing i was 18 again...) 1504490394.0
Reports of #DACA ending on #national day of prayer is a slap on the face on dreamers— barbarab1833 (@barbarab1833) 1504490391.0
Tearing families apart will not #MAGA #DACA— Leslie Grable (@Leslie Grable) 1504490389.0
A hero rescuing Harvey victims will be deported under @realDonaldTrump end to #DACA https://t.co/BpHdixgWTd— Mia Macy 🏳️⚧️ (@Mia Macy 🏳️⚧️) 1504490387.0
Trump is an idiot. #daca was an imperfect program that was a good faith effort to be decent. Why be an asshole?— RevUnfiltered (@RevUnfiltered) 1504490378.0
All of these scientists would have to leave if amnesty is not granted. #DACA https://t.co/GNqgrRSo3Q— Matias Kaplan (@Matias Kaplan) 1504490376.0
trump "logic"-if obama created/supported it, he hates it and wants to destroy it #jackasscheeto #wtfdonnyyoumoron… https://t.co/u9d63z2q7K— livedave (@livedave) 1504490373.0
You're a heartless bastard @realDonaldTrump. That's all. #DACA https://t.co/AuSYNElTfq— MiaMarie (@MiaMarie) 1504490368.0