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Mexico 'profoundly laments' U.S. move to end 'Dreamers' program

MEXICO CITY, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The Mexican government said on Tuesday it "profoundly laments" U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to phase out a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young unauthorized migrants from deportation.

The United States' southern neighbor will strengthen efforts to guarantee consular protections for affected Mexican youth, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement.

The statement also expressed worry over the uncertainty that the affected youth, commonly known as "dreamers," will now face as a result of the decision to terminate the program. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Adriana Barrera; Editing by Paul Simao)