DACA recipients and their supporters gather at the White House to protest against President Donald Trump's decision to end the program that allows young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children protection from deportation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, ordering a phased-out dismantling that gives a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the immigrants' fate. Trump's action, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinds a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The administration presented the move as necessary to show respect for the country's immigration laws, and said nobody covered by the program would be affected before March 5. The decision prompted DACA recipients and supporters to gather at the White House on Tuesday to denounce Trump's new policy. The program, created by Democratic former President Barack Obama, is supported by Democrats and many business leaders, and hundreds of people protested outside the White House over Tuesday's announcement. Democrats and civil liberties advocates blasted Trump.