Trump on Tuesday said he would call on the Senate to approve an extension of a sweeping program to protect young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.
| AP Photo Trump to hold press conference Wednesday on DACA extension, DACA vote extension proposal Trump to host press conference on Wednesday on his DACA extension proposal, which would allow young immigrants brought to America illegally as kids to stay in the country for a year.
The proposal would allow those in the program to work and study, receive financial aid and obtain legal status in the U.S. However, Trump would not commit to any legislation to extend the program or grant the protections, the White House said in a statement.
Trump is expected to call on lawmakers to pass legislation that would extend the DACA program and allow the young immigrants to stay for a longer period of time, according to The Washington Times.
Trump, who has said the program should be extended to help his base vote, has previously said the government should not be extending protections that are already in place.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday urged Trump to support an extension for young immigrants.
House Democrats on Wednesday said Trump should “end DACA immediately.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she would work with the Trump administration to secure an extension to DACA for young people.