DACA shields from deportation undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s decision to end the program, which was enacted by President Barack Obama in 2012.
Some 800,000 DACA recipients must now wait in fear of impending deportation as Congress moves to save the program through new legislation.
Here’s a look at some of the emotional responses after the Trump administration’s controversial decision. The protests, some of which are taking place outside of Trump Tower in New York and the White House in Washington, D.C., have led to multiple arrests.
Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, DC to protest the decision to rescind DACA on September 5, 2017. pic.twitter.com/4BuJ6Qjdyt— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) September 5, 2017
Denver students march out of schools in protest of DACA being rescinded https://t.co/QkC0qCeaik DENVER — Students from several schools in …— La Alma-Lincoln Park (@LincolnParkLife) September 5, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
Hundreds gathering in front of the Neal Smith Federal Building in Des Moines to show support for DACA recipients. pic.twitter.com/7QN0HjMCdf— ACLU of Iowa (@ACLUiowa) September 5, 2017