On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's intention to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling the end of the Obama-era policy that grants work permits to young immigrants brought into America illegally as children a "compassionate" enforcement of "immigration laws." Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had a blunter message for the affected young people, colloquially known as DREAMers after the protective DREAM Act: "Go home and get in line."
Even many Republicans have spoken out against Trump's decision, which affects roughly 800,000 individuals. Kobach, though, told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson before Sessions' announcement Tuesday that he "would suggest [DREAMers] go home and get in line, come into the United States legally, get your green card, then become a citizen. Do it the right way like so many of your hundreds and thousands of countrymen are trying to do." Watch below. Jeva Lange