Trump Ends DACA: Students, Immigration Supporters, Illegals Take To The Streets
High school students, illegals, and immigration supporters poured into streets today, after the Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Over the past 5-years, the program has protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. The Department of Homeland Security will stop processing new application as soon as today.
Per Attorney General Jeff Sessions,
“I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,”
Trump is continuing his promise of ‘America First’ agenda. This is what he had to say,
“As I’ve said before, we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion — but through the lawful Democratic process — while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve.We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling and forgotten Americans.”
To start the chaos, high school students in Denver walked out of class this afternoon in protest of Trump’s decision to end Obama’s executive action.
This fight is not over.
— Splinter (@splinter_news) September 5, 2017
More unsupervised high school students walking out of class in Phoenix, Arizona.
— Dissident Patriot ? (@disspat) September 5, 2017
Students from Rio Grande High School participating in the ‘Statewide student Walkout’ in New Mexico.
— Isaac J De Luna (@IsaacJDeLuna1) September 5, 2017
HS students in Tucson, Arizona walking out of class this afternoon.
— TucsonNewsNow (@TucsonNewsNow) September 5, 2017
Separate from the high school students. Hundreds of protestors from across the tri-state were demonstrating at Trump Tower and Washington, D.C., after the Trump administration announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be rescinded. Protestors were arrested in front of Trump Tower in two different rounds of sit-ins.
— Erica Byfield (@EricaByfield4NY) September 5, 2017
Here is the scene from Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C….
DACA protestors screaming in Spanish at Trump hotel DC pic.twitter.com/UfvaumKKeX
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) September 5, 2017
Demonstrators seen at the White House protesting Trump’s decision to rescind DACA.
— Tom Fitzgerald (@FitzFox5DC) September 5, 2017
Dreamers chant “YesWeCan” outside D.C. ICE Government building.
— Ethan Williams (@ethan_tedw) September 5, 2017
Finally, for all the outpouring of anger at Trump for ending a Trump-era executive order, here is Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein who on Tuesday told MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” that DACA is on shaky legal ground and that is why Congress needs to pass a law.
After Chuck Todd asked, “Do you think — is DACA — was DACA legal?” Feinstein answered, “DACA was executive order. Legal is the law of passage of something. I — you know, there are ten attorneys general that are prepared to sue. I don’t want to get into that. The point is, DACA is here. And we’ve got 800,000 young people –.”
Todd then cut in: “Your answer indicates, though, that it’s on shaky legal ground.”
Feinstein confirmed, “It is. That’s why we need to pass a law, and we should do it.“