Immigration hard-liners hold fire on DREAMers program

“I’m very puzzled by the fact that he’s leaving DACA … orders in place,” said Roy Beck, the founder of NumbersUSA, a group that wants to limit immigration to the United States.

Conservative lawmakers who campaigned on tougher immigration policies say they want to hear more from Trump before jumping to conclusions.

“With all the fake news he is countering on a daily basis, I think he is just being pragmatic. And right now, I hope we can focus on ObamaCare repeal,” said Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a Tea Party darling…

Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), said leaving DACA untouched for the moment would give the administration leeway to negotiate immigration reform in the Senate “if you assume that Trump is interested in getting some legislative action from Congress.”

“They’re the negotiating tool,” he said.