Republican Representative blasts Donald Trump's delay in ending DACA program, calls it 'suicide'

Republican representative blasts Donald Trump's delay in ending DACA program, calls it 'suicide'

Steve King (Right) posted his reaction on Twitter

Monday, September 4, 2017

A member of the US House of Representatives has blasted Donald Trump's planned delay to ending the DACA program. 

The intitiative brought in under President Obama provided work permits for roughly 800,000 individuals who came to America illegally as children - colloquially known as 'dreamers'.

It shields them from deportation, but Donald Trump has indicated he will not retain this measure under his presidency. 

However, he has given Congress sixth months to devise an alternative, and this appears to have raised the ire of Steve King, who represents the fourth district of the state of Iowa. 

King called the delay in ending the program "suicide" in a post on Twitter:

Tech giants like Apple and Facebook as well as lawmakers had been pushing the US President to keep the DACA program.