Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

U.S. news

Activists Across the U.S. Rally in Support of DACA

Protests began across the country as DACA was rescinded, ending amnesty for 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as minors.

 / Updated 21 PHOTOS
Image: Axel, 15, the son of a DACA program recipient, stands with supporters during a rally outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles

Axel, 15, the son of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient, stands with supporters during a rally outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2017.

After taking the long weekend to make his decision, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Trump was rolling back the Obama-era executive order that allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to remain in the country.

Under the plan, the Trump administration will stop considering new applications for legal status dated after Tuesday, but will allow any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018, the opportunity to apply for a two-year renewal if they apply by October 5 of this year.

RELATED: Trump Ends DACA Program, No New Applications Accepted

Kyle Grillot / Reuters file
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Marlon Ruales, Dayana Arrue, Sofia Ruales, and Erica Ruales, all in their early 20's and Dreamers originally from Ecuador, watch Attorney General Jeff Sessions' remarks on ending the DACA program on Sofia's smartphone before a protest in Grand Army Plaza on Sept. 5.

The decision, which represents a blow to young undocumented immigrants who were shielded from deportation under DACA, ignited protests around the country Tuesday as supporters took to the streets, walking out of jobs and schools.

Drew Angerer / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: People watch US Attorney General Sessions announcment on television address on the DACA program in Los Angeles

Young DACA recipients, along with Jorge-Mario Cabrera, CHIRLA Communications Director (R), watch U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement on the DACA program, on a projection screen at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) headquarters in Los Angeles.

Monica Almeida / Reuters
  • Share
Image: DACA Protests

Immigrants and supporters demonstrate holding signs during a rally in support of DACA in front of the White House in Washington DC.

Eric Bradat / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: DACA supporters demonstration at the White House in Washington

A young demonstrator helps hold signs during a protest in front of the White House.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Immigration activists protesting the Trump administration's decision on the DACA program sit in the street and block traffic on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower.

Drew Angerer / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Dreamers Jovan Rodrigo, 27, and Gloria Mendoza, 26, take part in a protest near Trump Tower.

John Moore / Getty Images file
  • Share
Image: DACA Protests

Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support DACA program in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC.

Paul J. Richards / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Supporters rally after President Trump ordered an end to DACA, in Los Angeles.

David McNew / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: DACA Protests

DACA supporters protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office shortly after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the program will be suspended, in Phoenix.

Matt York / AP
  • Share
Image: Allison Agsten of Los Angeles stands with supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during a rally outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles, California

Allison Agsten of Los Angeles stands with supporters of the DACA program during a rally outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building.

RELATED: Immigrants, Supporters Blast DACA Decision at Angry Protests

Kyle Grillot / Reuters file
  • Share
Image: Kimberly Armas, Gabriel Henao, Cielo Mendez

Cielo Mendez, 17, of Plainfield, New Jersey, who is a DACA recipient, second from left with banner, marches next to Gabriel Henao, 7, and Kimberly Armas, 15, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in support of the DACA program outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in Washington on Sept. 5.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP
  • Share
Image: Immigration activists are arrested as they protest the Trump administration's decision on DACA

Immigration activists protesting the Trump administration's decision on DACA are arrested by New York City Police officers as they sit in the street and block traffic on 5th Avenue near Trump Tower.

Drew Angerer / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Demonstrators hold signs and flags during a rally in support of the DACA program in Washington, DC.

Zach Gibson / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Activists march during a demonstration in support of the DACA program.

Zach Gibson / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient during a rally outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles, California

Supporters of the DACA program hold signs during a rally outside the Edward R. Royal Federal Building in Los Angeles.

Kyle Grillot / Reuters
  • Share
Image: DACA Protests

Immigrants and some tiny supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the DACA program.

Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Demonstrators block traffic during a rally in support of DACA

Demonstrators block traffic on H Street during a rally in support of the DACA program in Washington, DC.

Zach Gibson / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Demonstrators holding hands together block traffic during a rally in support of the DACA program.

Zach Gibson / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: DACA Protests

Protesters assemble in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene, Oregon to express solidarity against the Trump administration's plan to end the Obama-era DACA program.

Brian Davies / The Register-Guard via AP
  • Share
Image: Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA

Demonstrators string themselves together to block traffic during a rally in support of the DACA program in Washington, DC. 

Zach Gibson / Getty Images
  • Share
1/21