LA looking to help immigrants affected by Trump's DACA move

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Los Angeles city leaders are taking steps to protect immigrants in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to rescind DACA. (KABC)

Los Angeles city leaders are taking steps to protect immigrants in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to rescind DACA.

Los Angeles is believed to be home to about 100,000 of the 800,000 "DREAMers" nationwide who had been protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

A City Council committee is looking at legislation that it describes as a comprehensive human rights law and a know your rights shield.

City Council President Herb Wesson said the city wants to protect the rights of those impacted by the planned rescinding of DACA.

"This is an attack on all of us," Wesson said. "So we need to create this diverse, broad-range group of support to send this message to Washington D.C. and to lead the rest of the major cities in this country."

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