Indian-American lawmakers have criticised US President Donald Trump for scrapping an amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children, saying the consequences of the decision will be "devastating". Describing Trump`s action as a cruel and inhuman, five Indian American lawmakers in separate statements announced that they will fight the US president`s decision. The consequences of this decision will be devastating. It will split up families, force young people back to countries they never knew, and cost our economy billions of dollars. It is heartless," Democratic Senator Kamala Harris said. Harris said recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme makes the US nation strong and represents the best of America. The President`s decision undermines our nation`s values and is a cruel betrayal to the more than 800,000 young people, including more than 200,000 Californians, who have only ever known the United States of America as their home. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said by doing so he is destroying the future of nearly 800,000 young men and women who were brought here by their parents and know no other country but this one.