Hundreds gather in KC to protest Trump administration’s decision to end DACA program

Protestors in Kansas City gathered in mass Tuesday to speak out against Attorney General’s Jeff Sessions’ announcement that a program for young people brought into the country illegally as children will be phased out.

Hundreds marched, sang and chanted near the J.C. Nichols Fountain in Mill Creek Park near the Country Club Plaza in defense of children of immigrants brought into the United States illegally.

The Barack Obama-era program known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — has kept hundreds of thousands of people safe from deportation, but Sessions said the executive order is unconstitutional.

Roughly 800,000 young immigrants have been protected by Obama’s 2012 deferred action program, which gives Dreamers the right to obtain work permits and attend college.

The kansas City Star

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