Thousands of protesters demonstrate against rescinding DACA

Mass protests have been held in cities across the United States after President Donald Trump cancelled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected young immigrants.

The DACA program allowed nearly 800,000 young men and women, often called “dreamers”, who had entered the country as illegal immigrants, to stay in the US.

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement on Tuesday, thousands of demonstrators held protests in different cities including Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Washington DC, New York City and elsewhere.

Students from South Mountain High School walk out of class in Phoenix, Sept. 5, 2017. They were protesting the elimination of the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (Photo via The Republic)

In Chicago, hundreds of protesters marched through downtown to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. Their demonstration forced the diversion of traffic from an entrance to an…

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