1. "The program known as DACA ... is being rescinded," Sessions said at a news conference Tuesday.
  2. DACA allowed illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children to get temporary work permits and avoid deportation.
  3. “There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws,” Sessions said.
  4. Sessions said the DACA program will be phased out in an "orderly fashion," although he didn't provide a timeline for the wind down.
  5. Citing an unidentified Department of Homeland Security official, ProPublica reported that officials would accept applications to renew DACA permits until Oct. 5, but would no longer be accepting new applications to be considered under the program.
  6. In a memo released by the Department of Homeland Security, officials said that people who currently have permits under the DACA program will not have them rescinded. They will instead be allowed to expire after two years, as determined by Obama's 2012 executive order.
  7. Sessions said that with the executive order that created DACA, Obama "deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions."
  8. "If we are to further our goal of strengthening the Constitutional order and rule of law in America, the Department of Justice can not defend this overreach," Sessions said.
  9. He emphasized that the decision was not meant to reflect on the quality of the nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who fall under the DACA program.
  10. "This does not mean that they are bad people," he said.
  11. In a statement, Trump stressed that he is "not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act." He later said on Twitter that he was looking forward to working with Democrats and Republicans to reform the country's immigration system.
  12. News outlets reported over the weekend that Trump planned to announce the end to DACA, with a six month delay to give Congress time to come up with an alternative.
  13. Trump hinted that Congress would be given the opportunity to deal with the immigration issue in lieu of DACA in a tweet posted Tuesday morning.
  14. In light of the news, at least two state attorneys general announced that they planned to sue Trump if he announced he would be ending the program.
  15. On Tuesday, officials across the country shared reaction to the news:
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