Actor Chris Evans says what many Americans were feeling on Tuesday after former President Barack Obama responded to President Donald Trump’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in six months.
Obama tweeted his reaction, which described Trump’s decision as wrong and “contrary to our spirit, and to common sense.”
To target hopeful young strivers who grew up here is wrong, because they’ve done nothing wrong. My statement: https://t.co/TCxZdld7L4
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 5, 2017
With one calm response, “Captain America” actor Evans summed up why the former president’s statement meant so much to so many.
Thank you. I was starting to forget what a president is supposed to sound like. https://t.co/zv7zSpJIKA
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 5, 2017
Trump’s decision puts into uncertainty the futures of roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, also known as Dreamers.
The president also put the responsibility on Congress to craft a legislative replacement for DACA before the Obama-era rule is eliminated in six months. Republicans and Democrats have disagreed on protections for Dreamers in the past.