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Professors arrested at DACA protest in Cambridge

Friday, September 08, 2017 - 01:21

Dozens of demonstrators, including professors, were reportedly arrested in Cambridge, Massachusetts for blocking traffic in protest of President Donald Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Dozens of demonstrators, including professors, were reportedly arrested in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday (September 7), during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The demonstration saw speeches from professors and students, as well as a formation of a human chain which blocked traffic on Massachusetts Avenue. Trump's call to the U.S. Congress to pass protections for some undocumented immigrants is stirring interest among his fellow Republicans in Congress, despite the party's longstanding divisions over immigration that were on display on Wednesday. Trump, who fashioned his 2016 presidential campaign around a pledge to clamp down on illegal immigration, has now turned the political landscape on its head. On Tuesday, he angered business groups and Democrats with his announcement that he was terminating former President Barack Obama's executive order protecting from deportation nearly 800,000 immigrants, known as Dreamers, who were illegally brought to the United States as children. But he also urged legislative efforts to permanently protect those youth, despite long-held opposition from some of the most conservative members of the Republican Party who comprise his base of supporters.

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Professors arrested at DACA protest in Cambridge

Friday, September 08, 2017 - 01:21