100+ protest in Durham against Trump's 'dreamers' decision

Dreamers outside the White House

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton says Congress should bring certainty to those stuck in legal limbo and urged tightening of immigration policy to prevent further illegal immigration.

Consequently, he said, his administration focused on deported undocumented immigrants who committed crimes.

Attorney General Sessions made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying the program "denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs". "I just want to put that out there".

Other local leaders like the Leader of the Fresno County Republican Party stands with President Trump.

President Donald Trump, facing a torrent of criticism over his decision to end a program to let "Dreamers" remain in the country, on Tuesday tweeted that he would "revisit" the issue if Congress doesn't act. The attorney general said DACA was illegal and the US "cannot admit everyone who would like to come here".

Meanwhile, police arrested about a dozen "DREAMers" and civil rights activists in NY on Tuesday during a protest that paralyzed Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower here.

Earlier this year, President Trump told ABC News that these people, known as dreamers, "shouldn't be very worried" about deportation. The Trump administration believes the executive order that created DACA is unconstitutional.

Elaine Duke, acting head of the Homeland Security Department, issued a memo rescinding DACA.

All current recipients whose DACA benefits expire before March of next year may renew their request before October 5, said the DHS memorandum.

"People think in terms of children but they are really young adults".

"A president does not have the authority to ignore the law, in fact, he's required to enforce the law", he said.

NY governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that if Trump rescinds DACA, they will sue. If, over a five-year period, they earn a higher-education degree, serve in the military or stay employed, they could apply for permanent residency and, eventually, citizenship.

"Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn't threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us".

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