September 5, 2017 12:27 PM EDT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump Administration has decided to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a program established under President Barack Obama that protects some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

DACA, which some Republicans argue is an overreach of executive power, has kept nearly 800,000 immigrants from deportation since its implementation in 2012.

Following Sessions’ announcement from the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., the White House released a statement from President Donald Trump, in which he accused President Obama of “making an end-run around Congress and violating the core tenets that sustain our Republic.”

Read his full statement below.

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