>> Our America.>> Immigrants and supporters rallying across the United States as the Trump administration says it will end protections for young people who entered the country illegally as children. Trump saying on Thursday, that he may revisit the issue six months from now if Congress doesn't legalize the program.
>> I certainly hope they do.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where President Donald Trump is now saying that it's up to Congress to ensure that these young immigrants, known as Dreamers, don't face the threat of deportation in the years ahead.>> Hopefully, now Congress will be able to help them.
>> That's sure to set up a huge fight in Congress. Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan saying that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the United States, but rank and file conservatives saying they'll do everything they can to prevent that from happening.>> The program known as DACA is being rescinded.
>> Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an immigration hardliner, saying on Tuesday, the government will no longer take applications from those who want to participate in the program. Sessions confirming the administration will keep it going for six more months, so lawmakers have time to come up with a permanent fix.
That won't be easy. Congress also facing tough battles on taxes, spending, the debt ceiling and Hurricane Harvey relief. And Trump's relations with Capitol Hill are already at a low point over misfires, such as the GOP attempt to repeal ObamaCare. Trump saying on Twitter, he may revisit the issue six months from now if Congress doesn't legalize the program.
Remarks that could actually ease the pressure on lawmakers to get something done. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin quickly proposing bipartisan action.>> When you tell them to go home, they'll go back to the house they were raised in. They have no other country other than America.
>> But congress has tried and failed, already, several times before.>> This is not amnesty.>> President Obama who put the protections in place in 2012, breaking a silence to call Trump's decision to roll them back, wrong, self-defeating and cruel. Nearly 800,000 people have registered for the program.
Trump has publicly grappled with this issue in a way that he hasn't on other topics. He campaigned last year on an immigration crackdown, but more recently, he's expressed sympathy for the plight of young immigrants.>> We love the Dreamers.>> Now he's targeting a program that's broadly popular with the American public.
These young immigrants didn't break any laws on their own. They were brought in the county illegally by their parents or other adults, and they're doing everything they can to play by the rules. Trump is trying to thread the needle here. He wants to please both his hard line anti-immigration supporters and those that think the Dreamers should be given a chance.