People gathered across the country to protest the Trump administration's decision to put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday the elimination of the program, which allows people who were brought to the United States as undocumented immigrants as children the chance to remain in the country provided they meet certain requirements. Congress has six months to act before the program ends.
Demonstrators pull down a statue that they had erected of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, derisively dubbed as "a living monument to the Confederacy," during a rally in front of the Justice Department on Wednesday. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
Genevieve Ramirez, who is scheduled for deportation to Mexico on September 26 for a traffic stop violation, holds her 7-year-old grandson Mariano at a rally outside the Justice Department. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
Karen Caudillo (R), 21, and Jario Reyes, 25, both affected by the DACA program attend a Democratic press conference Wednesday calling on congressional Republicans to stop the wind down of the DACA initiative. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI