Protests in response to DACA being terminated have popped up across the country.

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Protests erupt across U.S. after Trump administration announces end to DACA

The protests have been emotional.


Andrew Wyrich


Published Sep 5, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 6:26 pm CDT

Protests have erupted around the country in the hours since President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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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.  

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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.

New York

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Washington, D.C.

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Denver, Colorado

Des Moines, Iowa

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Raleigh, North Carolina

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*First Published: Sep 5, 2017, 12:20 pm CDT