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Protestors Erect, Tear Down Sessions Statue Over DACA

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Protesters pull down a mock statue of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in front of the Department of Justice to demonstrate against the Trump Administration's decision to end the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:24 PM

Activists with the Latin-rights group Mijente protesting President Donald Trump's decision to end protection for "Dreamers" on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., erected, then tore down a confederate statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, AOL News reported.

Sessions announced Tuesday that Trump was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) with a six-month delay. The Obama-era program grants amnesty to undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children.

"Jeff Sessions is a living monument to the Confederacy," Mijente director Marisa Franco said in a statement.

"Today we stand together with the 800,000 young people who will lose their status as a result of DACA's termination as well as the 11 million undocumented immigrants who have watched this president unleash his deportation force upon them with impunity," Franco added.

The activists marched in front of the Justice Department with the statue, which read "Jefferson Beauregard Sessions – Living Monument of White Supremacy" and had Sessions dressed in Confederate attire.

The DACA announcement has drawn protests around the country, including in the major cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Miami and New York.

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Activists with the Latin-rights group Mijente protesting President Donald Trump's decision to end protection for "Dreamers" on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., erected, then tore down a confederate statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, AOL News reported.
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