Ivanka Trump's Pro-immigrant Tweet Is Coming Back to Haunt Her Over DACA

A tweet from Ivanka Trump praising the story of an undocumented immigrant is being widely shared on social media following her father’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The tweet from Ivanka, written in March 2015, was re-circulated on Tuesday following the announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the White House

“We love this story about an undocumented immigrant who worked her way up on Wall Street,” she said in the tweet, sharing a link to a page that allows users to see what she and her team clicked on over the week.

Her tweet, which resurfaced on Tuesday, was widely criticized by social media users, with a number of people referencing the DACA decision as they referred back to Ivanka’s post praising the work of an undocumented immigrant.

One user, Jean Genevie, wrote: “‪@realDonaldTrump‪ Lovely story, amazing how your attitudes change. Got to pander to your racist base. Guess she will be deported now...sad.‬”

While another, Morgan Dawn, added: “Your tweet would work today if you added: "we got her name and we're deporting her now."

President Trump’s decision on DACA has already prompted widespread protests, with crowds gathering in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Denver to express their anger at the administration.

In a statement on DACA, the president said: “I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are a nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.”

Criticism over DACA is not limited to those outside of politics, with the majority of Democrats as well as members of the Republican Party hitting out at the decision.

GOP Senator John McCain described Trump’s decision to end DACA as “the wrong approach,” stating in comments carried by CNBC: “I strongly believe that children who were illegally brought into this country through no fault of their own should not be forced to return to a country they do not know."

Also among those who jumped to defend DACA was former President Barack Obama, who released a statement on the plan to end the initiative, which he started in 2012, just hours after the decision was announced.

The former president described the move to scrap DACA as cruel, stating in a Facebook post: “Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn't threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us.”

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