Pope hopes Trump will reconsider ‘Dreamers’ order

ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AFP) – Pope Francis said Monday he hopes US President Donald Trump will “reconsider” his decision to end an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of people brought illegally to the country as children.

“Removing young people from their families is not going to have a positive effect on either the youngsters or their families,” the pontiff said during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip.

Francis said he knew of Trump’s decision last week to abrogate an order issued by his predecessor Barack Obama that protected around 800,000 young people by granting them temporary legal status.

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