Henry Rodgers – Political Reporter on 9/13/17
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Daily Caller News Foundation covered another action-packed protest Tuesday afternoon in a must watch episode the of TheDCNF’s show “Gameday.”
Two DCNF reporters covered a protest that began in front of the U.S. Capitol building about the recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) decision.
The DACA program was started by former President Barack Obama in 2012 to protect illegal immigrants that arrived as minors. It protects around 800,000 illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump vowed to end the program immediately on the campaign trail. (RELATED: Trump Administration Announces Rollback Of DACA Program)
The protesters marched from the U.S. Capitol building to a Senate office building, chanting “here to stay!” The protesters refused to answer questions as to where they were going.
The reporters followed the protesters into Dirksen Senate office building, directly next to the U.S Capitol. The group entered three senators’ offices to “share their message” about Trump’s announcement to possibly rollback the DACA program, only to find the senators were not there.
The protesters visited Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, and Nevada Republican Dean Heller’s offices demanding to speak with someone about DACA. The group would not allow the press to listen to their “meetings” with senate staffers in each office.
The group split up into two smaller groups and walked in circles around the senate office building and decided to call it a day.
Don’t miss “Gameday” where Henry Rodgers and Phillip Stucky continue to cover any and all protests of interest live and on the ground across the country for TheDCNF.