California Reacts to DACA Rollback

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Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the White House on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ended an amnesty that protected from deportation 800,000 people brought to the US illegally as minors. 'I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded,' Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions said.  (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state was ready to sue the Trump administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With more than 200,000 DACA recipients, many of whom are employed or attend college, California would be the state most heavily hit by potential deportations. In this segment, we’ll get reaction to President Trump's decision from California lawmakers and residents.

Guests:

Sarah Wire, California Congressional Delegation Reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Farida Jhabvala Romero, reporter, KQED News

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