Pope asks Trump to reconsider young immigrant decision

Published on Monday, 11 September 2017 21:12
Written by The Associated Press

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying anyone who calls himself “pro-life” should keep families together.

“If he is a good pro-life believer he must understand that family is the cradle of life and one must defend its unity,” Francis said during an in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia.

Francis said he hadn’t read up on Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Children Program, which allows some immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay. About 800,000 people are affected by Trump’s decision to give Congress six months to end their limbo status.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 11 September 2017 21:12. Updated: Monday, 11 September 2017 21:15.