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Photo Of Jeff Sessions Smiling Before Announcing Repeal Of DACA Leaves Many Furious


On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA protects about 800,000 people whose parents brought them to the United States illegally, but who have voluntarily come forward, paid money, and registered with the government upon reaching adulthood. 

President Barack Obama instituted the DACA program in 2012. The vast majority of the people enrolled have no connection to the country from which their parents came. Some don't even speak the language. All are required to pay taxes and pay a fee every few years. None of them chose to come to the U.S., but all of them have lived here and made it their home as much as anyone born here. 

The decision to end DACA is extremely unpopular, even amongst Republicans who realize that separating families so obviously and unnecessarily was a bad look. Except, seemingly, for Donald Trump's base and his AG. This photo of Sessions gleefully smiling just before he destroyed a million people's lives has been circulating on the Internet has enraged everyone: