DACA Supporters March in Downtown Greensboro

Dreamers And DACA Supporters March In Greensboro

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Programs (DACA) marched in downtown Greensboro on Monday night, calling on lawmakers to take quick action to keep the act in place.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from being deported. 

President Trump is expected to announce Tuesday that he will end the DACA program, which was started in 2012 by President Obama. 

"We are here, and you know it just hurts and breaks my heart that everything can be taken away," said America Bedolla, a DACA recipient. 

Her parents brought her to America in 1992, and they moved to Thomasville in 1997. Now she has a family of her own, and says cutting the program could put their future in jeopardy. 
 
"Even though that they were born here, and you've been here for over 10, 20 years, sometimes it doesn't even matter you know you could get deported," Bedolla said. 
 
Jorge Garcia is also a DACA recipient. He says the program opened more doors than he could have imagined. 
 
"It took me eight months to get approved. I was really happy, I was able to get my work permit card, apply for my Social Security number, and then try to get a better job," he said. 

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