[UPDATES] Arrests Outside Trump Tower As Protesters Rally To Defend DACA

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Police arrested twelve protesters sitting in Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower on Tuesday, shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offers deportation protections and work permits to roughly 800,000 immigrants, 42,000 of whom live in New York. [UPDATE BELOW]

There were nine DACA recipients among the arrestees, according to protest organizers. As undocumented New Yorkers,

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