Hundreds Are Protesting Against Trump’s DACA Decision Outside His New York Hotel
“No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” chanted the crowd, which grew steadily as the protest next to Central Park went on.
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Protesters gathered in midtown Manhattan near Trump International Hotel on Saturday to protest the president’s decision to end DACA, the Obama-era program that protected some young undocumented immigrants from immigration.
At least 1,000 demonstrators turned out for the protest, a police officer told BuzzFed News, which began at 2 p.m. ET.
Some in the crowd were DACA recipients themselves, while others were marching on behalf of family or friends who have benefited from the program.
“It angers me that our government is trying to take her future away,” said Jeff Mummert of his niece, who is a DACA recipient.
President Trump on Tuesday announced the five-year-old program would be wound down in six months, effectively meaning some 800,000 young adults who signed up for legal protection to work or study in the US will be eligible for deportation.
The decision delighted hardline conservatives who believe the undocumented immigrants took jobs from Americans, but it horrified immigration activists who say the DACA recipients were innocent children when they arrived in the …read more
Source:: BuzzFeed – US News