THE US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.
Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.
The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.
Democrats had repeatedly called on the Obama administration to grant a pardon to thousands of young undocumented immigrants – known as DREAMers – before Donald Trump takes office.
Since the election in November, House Democrats have urged Mr Obama to pardon children of illegal immigrants registered for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA).
Immigration policy is expected to change once President-elect Trump begins his reign.
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