Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have expressed their outrage at the Trump administration’s decision to end Daca. The two presidents, who both represented the party on the opposite side of the political aisle as Trump, questioned the moral and legislative basis for such a move.

Bill Clinton becomes vocal

Bill Clinton, whose wife Hillary Clinton was Trump’s main opponent during the 2016 elections, cited the decision as a “cruel” way to deal with the problem of undocumented immigration. He says that what the move will do will instead be to “weaken the American dream for the rest of us.”

He also said that the end of the DACA is not really addressing a “pressing problem” and that the Dreamers belong to the United States as it is their home.

Barack Obama criticizes successor

Barack Obama, on the other hand, issued a forceful statement on the DACA decision, calling it “self-defeating” for driving away people that would most likely contribute well to the economy of the nation.

He also did not mince words in what he feels as the reason for the decision, calling it a “political” one. He also said that to allow the young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country is a question of “basic decency.”

Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden, also struck the move. In a tweet, he said “Brought by parents, these children had no choice in coming here.

Now they’ll be sent to countries they’ve never known. Cruel. Not America.”

Both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton chose not to explicitly name Trump in their statements.

What they did is to urge Congress not to bow down to the executive and instead legislate the protection of the 800,000 undocumented immigrants that are under DACA.

So far, only Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are the only living presidents to have denounced the Trump administration’s decision. The three remaining ones, Jimmy Carter, George H.W.

Bush and George W. Bush, have yet to issue a statement.

The program, which was spearheaded by Barack Obama during his term as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has provided protection for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. The undocumented immigrants that were protected from unfair deportation under DACA were typically called “Dreamers.”

Donald Trump ran on a platform of curbing illegal immigration. His infamous promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico was his promise to stop immigrants from allegedly stealing jobs that were meant for Americans.