On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was created by President Obama in 2012, by executive order.
DACA currently protects 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children by granting them “deferred deportation” and an opportunity to work every two years.
On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that New York state would sue Trump, if DACA was rescinded.
New York will not demonize diversity.
We will not stand by as 42,000 NYers are deported.
If President Trump rescinds #DACA, we will sue.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 4, 2017
On Tuesday, hundreds of Dreamers and their supporters gathered outside of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, reports Linda Yang, to protest President Trump’s decision to end the program and to “win permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all 11 million undocumented immigrants.” Broadly was there, asking the women at the rally how Trump’s decision to rescind DACA would affect them.