Thousands of protestors have gathered in Washington D.C. following the official word that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) is being rescinded.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement during a Tuesday morning press conference.
“The effect of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other things contributed to a surge of minors at the southern border with humanitarian consequences,” Sessions said. “It denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.”
The decision — which stands to impact 800,000 people (commonly referred to as DREAMers) — has been met with much condemnation on social media. Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg was among those who completely denounced the move in a post on his platform.
“This is a sad day for our country,” Zuckerberg wrote. “The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it.”
Some have taken their disapproval to the streets of Washington and have been protesting since the Sessions announcement — making their voices heard in support of the DREAMers.
Watch above, via USA Today.
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