On Tuesday morning, the Trump administration officially announced its decision to phase out DACA, the government program Obama signed into place in 2012 to assist undocumented immigrant children.

Under the DACA (short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, nearly 800,000 young immigrants who illegally entered the U.S. as minors have been protected from deportation and able to work legally through two-year renewable work permits.

Today, however, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that DACA is being phased out, and will officially end March 5, 2018.

The decision has come as an affront to many, as its removal will affect thousands of young people who’ve lived in America for the bulk of their lives and had little to no impact on their parents’ decision to immigrate to the U.S.

This drastic policy change has social media abuzz with thoughts and feelings, including those of the Hollywood elite.

RELATED: The Trump Administration Is Officially Phasing Out the DACA Program

Scroll down below to see what celebrities are saying about this morning’s announcement.

Queen Latifah

Kristen Bell

Mark Ruffalo

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Judd Apatow

Gabrielle Union

Ava DuVernay

Mark Zuckerberg

This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mia Farrow

Kerry Washington

Connie Britton

Kumail Nanjiani

Demi Lovato

Defend #DACA and text RESIST to 50409 to contact your officials and to stand up for what is RIGHT. Dreamers, I stand with you. We WILL fight this and the evil people who are standing in our way.

A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Sep 5, 2017 at 7:12pm PDT

Olivia Munn

I am here because my family immigrated to America from Saigon the final days of the Vietnam War. We are a family of dreAMERICANS. Revoking #DACA does not protect our country. I stand with the #dreamers and I thank all of the people who came before this president who allowed my family to dream, grow and flourish in America. 🇺🇸❤️💙

A post shared by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Sep 5, 2017 at 5:41pm PDT

Justin Theroux

"Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness." -Anne Frank

A post shared by @justintheroux on

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” -Anne Frank

A post shared by @justintheroux on Sep 5, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT

Amber Tamblyn

Let your anger guide you today. Stay angry. Let the fire burn. When they tell you to come together, rip apart from them. When they tell you to stop spreading hate, cut them down with love. When they tell you you’re being divisive, call them out on their hypocrisy. Define yourself. Stand up and terrify. Scream. Don’t give up. Fight. Don’t be silenced or shamed. Lives are depending on your collective voices. #DACA

A post shared by Amber Tamblyn (@amberrosetamblyn) on Sep 5, 2017 at 3:21pm PDT

Stephen Colbert

Elizabeth Banks

Jada Pinkett Smith

Khloé Kardashian 

"Ultimately, this is about basic decency.” @barackobama I stand with the Dreamers

A post shared by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on

“Ultimately, this is about basic decency.” @barackobama I stand with the Dreamers

A post shared by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Sep 5, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT

Brie Larson

This administration thinks they can wear me out, but I’m just getting started. It’s time to call your Senators again. Mine are getting super familiar with my voice. The government works for us. Let’s teach them what kind of country we want to live in. We are not stronger with 800,000 less dreamers. Imagine if you were the one who got word you were being kicked out of the only home you’ve ever known. Wouldn’t you want your fellow countrymen to fight for your freedom? I would. #DEFENDDACA #heretostay EDIT: beautiful artwork by @seanryanpierce

A post shared by Brie (@brielarson) on Sep 5, 2017 at 4:29pm PDT

 

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