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Sessions to Make Announcement on DACA as Trump Considers Canceling Program

HeadlineSep 05, 2017

On Monday, protesters gathered in Los Angeles, Atlanta and other U.S. cities to demand President Trump not cancel the program DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gives nearly 800,000 young people permission to live and work in the United States. The protests came amid reports President Trump is considering canceling DACA in six months, a window designed to allow Congress to legislate the issue between now and then. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to make an announcement about DACA today at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. This is DACA recipient Juliana Nascimento at a protest in Los Angeles.

Juliana Nascimento: ”DACA means a lot to me, because it actually supports me to keep going to school to prepare myself to become someone in the future. And if the president does not sign the paper to support that, it’s going to take away a lot of beneficials for me and my sisters. I am a family of eight girls, and it has helped us out through a lot. It gives us a permit to work, to go to school, because it is expensive, and and we do need that support. And for him to do it, it is really important for us to feel support from our president and from our country.”

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