Sessions has argued that it's the duty of Congress to write immigration law, casting aspersions on President Obama's choice to institute DACA in 2012 and whether the executive branch can make such policy under constitutional law.
Ending the DACA program has drawn criticism from Democrats as well as Republicans who favor a legislative solution to the issue. Nearly 800,000 people are in the USA now because of it.
A latest study by groups that support DACA estimated that 1,400 people a day could lose their protections if renewals ended. He hadn't taken action, but a decision is imminent as the attorneys general in 10 states are demanding that the program be rescinded or they would go to court.
Across the country, undocumented immigrants and their allies are taking to the streets to protest President Donald Trump's decision to phase out protections from deportation for almost 800,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers. Many Republicans - Speaker Paul Ryan included - have spoken out saying that the President needs to show his "big heart" and take care of the almost 800,000 protected under DACA. "I have my legal residency but I'm still an advocate for DACA because like I said, I grew up as a dreamer and I know how important it is for DACA to remain", said Sanchez Valdez. "However, we as Americans do not hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents". She said the administration "will make an announcement" on Tuesday.
Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters hold a rally against the White House immigration policies in NY on August 30, 2017.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said Trump was being cruel for giving only six months and mocked his recent comments about having a "great heart" for Dreamers, the term used to describe some DACA recipients.
"Many, perhaps most, of these young people know no other home". "Congress must seize this urgent challenge and stand up for Dreamers, now". Butch Otter of Idaho in stating that the DACA program was unlawful because it wasn't authorized by Congress.