Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday (Sept. 5th) that the Trump administration would be rescinding Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The policy provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who had been brought to America as children. The policy will expire in six months time, but there is still a wind-down period that will allow Congress to act on the issue before then.
"I'm here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded," Sessions told reporters.
Sessions says DACA was an unconstitutional move by the executive branch, "The nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year, and that means all cannot be accepted," he added. "This does not mean they are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way. It means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them."