Dozens Protest the End of DACA on Front Street in Traverse City

Democrats are pushing for legislation to protect so called dreamers after the White House announced the end of DACA is coming.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shields nearly 800,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.

President Trump left six months for lawmakers to come up with a solution before the program expires.

But says if they can’t, he’ll revisit the issue.

The decision sparked nationwide protest and Northern Michigan’s no exception.

Dozens are lining Front Street with their banners, flags and signs, some even chanting.

Some of the signs read ‘Traverse City defends DACA, “humankind…be both’ and ‘words are cheap. We demand action’.

Protesters say President Trump is making a cruel decision to harm nearly a million people who had no choice about entering the U.S. illegally.

President and founder of Women’s March Michigan, Phoebe Hopps says that actions like these further the environment of hate for minorities and immigrants across the country and that is unacceptable.

We will have more from the rally and those in support of President Trump’s decision 9&10 News at 11.