It was reported on Thursday that in a phone call with President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "planted a seed" asking that the President assure DREAMers that they would not be deported over the next six months. Since the administration announced that they would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, they have given Congress six-months to come up with a replacement program or to allow it to expire. Trump followed through with the request via Twitter.

Ever since Donald Trump announced that he would be running for President, he made it clear that he didn't want Latinos, Muslims or any other dark-skinned immigrants coming into the United States.

Since he declared his xenophobia, it attracted others with anti-immigrant agendas against minorities, contributing their support to the Trump campaign. Those supporters would eventually build up the movement that who would take him to the White House. But now that President Trump decided on Tuesday to end the Daca program, it shows how far past the limit of just targeting illegal immigration he was willing to go to also reduce the number of minorities he wants in his America.

Trump's preparation for anti-immigration policy

Revoking DACA comes a month after the administration announced a plan to target legal immigration, and weeks after enforcing rigorous vetting standards for immigrants applying for green cards.

It was also recently reported that Juan Manuel Montes who was supposed to be protected under the DACA program was also among the first to be detained. He is considered to be the first DREAMer under DACA to be deported by the Trump administration. Around the same time that Trump's White House was planning to target immigrants -- both legal and illegal -- the President's pardon of the racist former sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, further certified the President's xenophobia.

In hindsight, the administration seemed to have used those incidents as "trial balloons" before he took the next step to revoke the 5-year-old DACA plan that was put in place by the previous Obama administration. Trump began to announce last Friday that he would make the decision by Tuesday. By Monday, there were already reports that Trump had made his decision, but it didn't surprise anyone at this point as to what that decision would be.

By Tuesday, the President's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, would make the announcement on behalf of the President.

DACA and other decisions

The expectation for his decision to revoke DACA centers around the fact that he has already revealed a pattern of rolling back all of Obama's decisions since taking office. This, despite his claim that it was a difficult decision to make. Even Obama -- who has been mostly silent about Trump's decisions -- released a statement on Tuesday saying that Trump's actions were "cruel". The expectation that Trump would cancel the program follows in his tradition of canceling other agreements such as the Paris Climate Accord, various EPA regulations, along with his threat to get rid of the Iran nuclear deal and NAFTA, which are likely the next agreements to go.

The DACA program was originally designed to protect the children of illegal immigrants from deportation who were not born in the United States, providing them with work permits. Currently, the program is said to protect some 800,000 undocumented immigrants. President Trump was reportedly pressured by some in the administration and outside of it to get rid of the program. White House officials told The New York Times in an article titled: "Trump Says Decision on ‘Dreamers’ Program Will Come Soon" that the President was conflicted in his decision.

Pressure and influence from all sides

The NY Times article recalls that the President could have already acted on getting rid of the program in the early months of his presidency.

The report, however, said that he stalled because he was being sympathetic to those DREAMers, referring to them as "incredible kids". Some of the pressure that the President has reportedly been under reportedly came from White House counsel Donald McGahn and the President's attorney general Jeff Sessions. Both individuals had reportedly told the President in secret that they could not defend the program in court. But President Trump was reportedly also pressured by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, saying that if Trump did not act, Texas would mount a legal challenge by Tuesday, the deadline for his decision.

Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly -- who until last month was the Secretary of Homeland Security -- suggested to the President that he could take his time on killing the program despite the legal threat from Texas.

Reasons for this were due to the fact that most of south Texas was underwater after Hurricane Harvey. It was recently reported that President Trump had been calling Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon while his chief of staff was not around. Bannon was recently fired by John Kelly in August from his previous position as White House chief strategist. Breitbart immediately praised the President's decision to end the DACA program, showing that It's very likely that Bannon was one of those pressuring the President against DREAMers. Since the decision, Trump has hinted at reconsidering his decision, while Congress still has six months to decide.