Watch live: Sarah Sanders gives White House briefing

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |  Updated Feb. 7, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to give an on-camera press briefing on Tuesday.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Sanders likely will face questions about plans to extend legal protections for young undocumented immigrations under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program is set to expire March 5.

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Tuesday he doesn't expect Trump to extend the deadline, despite legislation efforts in Congress.

In September, Trump gave Congress six months to extend the DACA for undocumented children brought into the country illegally. President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2012 and Trump signed an order to rescind it.

"Mr. Obama established the program, and it was considered to be unconstitutional, not based on any law," Kelly said after a meeting with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. "So the extension, I'm not so sure the president, this president, has the authority to extend it."

And Kelly said he won't recommend an extension to assist the young adults, who are known as Dreamers.

"I would certainly advise against it. I would advise against it. I'm not the president," Kelly said. "But any time you give this institution time, they'll take it."

Kelly called Trump's immigration plan -- which he unveiled last month and said would protect 1.8 million immigrants -- was "generous."

"If before the champions of DACA were members on one side of the aisle, I would say right now the champion of all people who are DACA is Donald Trump -- but you would never write that," Kelly said.

On Monday, Trump called a bipartisan effort to extend DACA protections a "total waste of time" because it doesn't include building a border wall or the abolition of family-based legal migration or visa lottery.

Allen Cone contributed to this report.

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