“The View” Reacts To DACA Ending (VIDEO)

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The View DACA Video

By Shari Weiss |

The View DACA Video


On Tuesday’s season premiere of “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to the breaking news that Donald Trump is ending the DACA program. Watch the video below.

As the first episode of season 21 aired live on ABC, attorney general Jeff Sessions was holding a press conference in which he declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy to be unconstitutional, and said the Trump administration was ending it. The program allowed the kids of undocumented immigrants, called “Dreamers,” to stay in the United States by applying for deferred deportation every two years. The program was started by Barack Obama to aid people who were just innocent children when they came into the U.S., but critics claim the policy contributes to the problem of illegal immigration. While Trump is rescinding the policy, Congress will have six months to reenact it.

Now on the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg announced the decision minutes after Sessions’ comments. She then said, “It would be nice if they would keep in mind [that] the gentleman who is called president says this is about jobs. I keep wondering what jobs the children have taken?” It was pointed out that many of these kids have “never known any other country” and “didn’t make the decision” to come to the U.S. illegally.

Sunny Hostin noted there are currently 800,000 Dreamers, and in addition to paying fees for the program, they are also required to pay taxes and pay into Medicare and other government funds, “all for benefits they don’t have.” The attorney also emphasized how much money the government stands to lose from this, despite Trump’s cries against debt and job loss. “Then why would you then get rid of people?” she asked.

Responded Joy Behar, “Well, that’s the lie It’s not about that, because none of these kids are from Sweden or Norway. They’re all from these so-called ‘brown countries,’ non-white people. There’s racism involved, and why don’t they just admit it?” Jedediah Bila, however, came to Trump’s defense, saying he was just recognizing that this isn’t a matter for the executive branch to handle. She argued, “He’s saying, ‘I can’t do anything so I’m going to shift the authority to Congress.'” Hostin fired back that the president didn’t handle the immigration ban that way, to which Bila retorted, “That’s a national security interest.”

Goldberg went on to bring up the “thousands of people dealing with the devastation” from Hurricane Harvey, and named two DACA beneficiaries who lost their lives while trying to rescue people. “These DACA kids don’t sit around,” she said, stressing of the pair’s heroic, but fatal actions, “They didn’t have to [do this]. They chose to.” Check out the video below. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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