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Cher has pledged to give shelter and protection to children and young people affected by the Trump Administration's latest deportation rulings.

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced it would be scrapping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) scheme set up by President Obama in 2012.

DACA offered temporary legal status to immigrants who had come to the United States as children, known also as 'Dreamers'.

The thinking behind it is these children were brought to the USA, and the decision to enter the country illegally had not been their's to make. It currently protects around 800,000 persons.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the scheme would be closed in March 2018, that no new applicants would be accepted, and that Congress had six months to create an alternative scheme to replace it.

In an attempt to undermine criticism, in a similar way that the British press did regarding 'child refugees', the President stated that most of those affected were not children but older teenagers.

I have a great heart for the folks we're talking about. Major love for them. And people think in terms of children, but they're really young adults.

Can you believe in life after Cher slams you on Twitter?

In a viral thread on Twitter, Cher offered to give shelter and protection to those affected by the ending of DACA.

In a series of posts, the singer called the President a 'complete coward', and accused his party of wanting to 'make America white again'.

She then said all who can should take in Dreamers, including herself.

Brenda Webb (@bwebb56), from Chandler, Arizona scoffed at the veracity of Cher's offer, in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Sure you will Cher.. I'll believe it when I see it!

Lucky for us, Cher's reply has not been deleted.

Brenda is probably wishing she could turn back tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime.

There can be only one Cher.

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