MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said that President Donald Trump is “not in favor” of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to stay in the country legally.
Todd said he was not able to clarify what Trump is referring to when he talks about ending DACA.
The president has not made a formal announcement on the program, but his administration has signaled it will likely end by the end of September.
The program is known as DACA and the Obama administration said it would end by October.
The White House and the Trump administration have both said the program would expire by December.
Todd also said that the Trump Administration would not be able to “legally” remove DACA recipients from the U, unless Congress passes legislation that would do so.
Todd did not specify what legislation Congress would need to pass, but he said it could include ending the program entirely.
Trump’s DACA plan has been controversial.
Some conservatives have criticized the plan for giving the president too much power to deport people and allowing him to push for changes to immigration laws that have already been enacted by Congress.
Many Trump supporters have criticized him for pushing for changes that they say would allow for an increase in deportations, but have also criticized the administration for not providing more information about the program.