Immigrants and advocates rally in support of DACA

President Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide their fate.

Trump’s action, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinds a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program, created by former President Barack Obama, is supported by Democrats and many business leaders. The Trump administration said no current beneficiaries of the program would be affected before March 5. (Reuters)

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Here’s a look at protests from around the nation.

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San Diego, Calif.

Alliance San Diego and other Pro-DACA supporters hold a protest rally, following President Donald Trump’s DACA announcement, in front of San Diego County Administration Center in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: John Gastaldo/Reuters)

El Paso, Texas

Jennifer Hernandez (L) and Paola Rodriguez, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients, participate in a candle vigil at the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, Texas, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Protestors rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA outside the offices of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Cincinnati. (Photo” Photo/John Minchillo/AP)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program march to City Hall in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

Minneapolis, Minn.

Evelin Hernandez cries as she hold a sign reading “My dreams matter. Don’t shatter them.” at a protest against the announcement that the Trump administration is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Hernandez is a special education paraprofessional and a DREAM act recipient. (Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

Washington, D.C.

Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the White House on Sept. 5, 2017, in Washington. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

Minneapolis. Minn.

A girl hands out cupcakes at a protest against the announcement that the Trump administration is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, in Minneapolis, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

Washington, D.C.

Demonstrators march during a demonstration in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017 in Washington. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

New York City

People march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the planned dissolution of DACA in Manhattan, New York City, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Yang/Reuters)

Washington, D.C.

Protestors gather outside the Trump Hotel to protest President Donald Trump’s plan to repeal DACA in Washington, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

Los Angeles, Calif.

DACA supporters protest the Trump administrations termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Immigrants and supporters rally and march in opposition to the President Trump order to end DACA, on Sept. 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Washington, D.C.

Protesters chants during a rally supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, outside of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Savilla Fabiola, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient, chants with supporters at City Hall in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

St Louis. Mo.

Vivian Garcia Cruz, 18, a self-described DACA student speaks at a rally in St. Louis’ Kiener Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, as supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gather to voice their opposition to President Trump’s decision to end the federal program from the Obama administration. (Photo: Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Immigrants and supporters rally and march in opposition to the President Trump order to end DACA, on Sept. 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Dafne Jacobs, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient stands with supporters during a rally outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

Washington, D.C.

Diego Rios, 23, of Rockville, Md., rallies in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

New York City

Immigration activists protesting the Trump administration’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are arrested by New York City Police (NYPD) officers after they sat in the street and blocked traffic on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pharr, Texas

Kathia Ramirez, right, holds her son Rowen Salinas, 11 months, as her husband, Randy Salinas, holds their daughter Fridah Salinas, 2, during a protest in favor of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in front of the Texas Attorney General’s office in Pharr, Texas. Ramirez, 24, was brought to the U.S. when she was 7-years old, her husband and children are all U.S. citizens. (Photo: Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)

Washington, D.C.

Immigration rights demonstrators prepare to march from the White House to the Trump Hotel and the Justice Department to oppose President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program for “dreamers” on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Washington, D.C.

Immigration rights demonstrators hold signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington to oppose President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program for “dreamers” on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo : Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Imaages)

Washington, D.C.

Rosemary Segero, of Washington, who is originally from Kenya, rallies in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Washington, D.C.

Laurel Hoa, of Kensington, Md., center, holds up a sign that says “no human is illegal,” with her son Gabe Hoa, 3, during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA, outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

New York City

Immigration activists protesting the Trump administration’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program sit in the street and block traffic on 5th Avenue near Trump Tower, September 5, 2017. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Phoenix, Ariz.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) supporters march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest shortly after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), will be suspended with a six-month delay, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Phoenix. (Photo: Matt York/AP)

Washington, D.C.

Carlos Esteban, 31, of Woodbridge, Va., a nursing student and recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies with others in support of DACA outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Washington, D.C.

Michael Claros, 8, of Silver Spring, Md., attends a rally in favor of immigration reform, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the White House in Washington. The 8-year-old is a U.S. citizen whose parents would have been eligible for DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, an Obama-era policy memo that the Trump administration has since formally revoked. The protesters are hoping to preserve the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Trump administration has said it still has not decided the DACA program’s fate. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA chant slogans and holds signs while joining a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)

Los Angeles, Calif.

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA chant slogans and carry signs while joining a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)

New York City

Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA on Aug. 30, 2017, in New York City. Immigrants and advocates across the country are waiting to hear President Trump’s decision on whether he will keep DACA, which allows young people who immigrated to the U.S. as children to temporarily escape deportation and receive other benefits, started under President Barack Obama in 2012. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Washington, D.C.

A woman holds up a sign in support of the Obama administration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, during an immigration reform rally at the White House in Washington on Aug. 15, 2017. After months of delays, President Donald Trump is expected to decide soon on the fate of so -alled DREAMers who were brought into the country illegally as children as he faces a looming court deadline and is digging in on appeals to his base. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Washington, D.C

Demonstrators carrying signs march during a rally by immigration activists CASA and United We Dream demanding the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs, in Washington, D.C., Aug. 15, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

New York City

Activists rallied in Columbus Circle and marched from there to Trump Tower in protest of President Trump’s possible elimination of the Obama-era “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), which curtails deportation of an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants. (Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

New York City

A Trump supporter yells at a police officer as other protesters march against President Trump’s proposed end of the DACA program that protects immigrant children from deportation in New York City, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Joe Penney/Reuters)

New York City

People gather for a rally and protest to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program near Trump Tower in New York City, August 2017. (Photo: Justin Lane/EPA/REX/Shutterstock)

Washington, D.C.

Boys wearing shirts calling for their parents not to be deported stand during a rally by immigration activists CASA and United We Dream demanding the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs, in Washington, D.C., Aug. 15, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

New York City

People march and chant slogans against President Trump’s proposed end of the DACA program that protects immigrant children from deportation at a protest in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Joe Penney/Reuters)

New York City

A girl sitting on the shoulders of her father holds a sign reading “Keep Families Together” at a protest against President Trump’s proposed end of the DACA program that protects immigrant children from deportation, in New York City, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Joe Penney/Reuters)

New York City

People march and chant slogans against President Trump’s proposed end of the DACA program that protects immigrant children from deportation at a protest in New York City, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Joe Penney/Reuters)