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Jeb Bush urges Trump to defend immigrant 'Dreamers'

President faces big decision<br>
"Dreamers" outside Trump Tower in New York, August 2017. (Getty)
"Dreamers" outside Trump Tower in New York, August 2017. (Getty)
Published Aug. 30, 2017

Jeb Bush this morning urged President Donald Trump to protect young immigrants covered under an Obama-era policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

About 800,000 people, nearly 33,000 in Florida, have been granted work permits under DACA, and been protected from deportation. Trump campaigned on doing away with the program but has also said he wants to show compassion.

Related: Trump vowed to end DACA. Tampa Bay immigrants worry he soon will

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