Charlotte 'Dreamers' React To End Of DACA

Sep 6, 2017
Originally published on September 6, 2017 10:24 am

A few hundred people gathered in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday to express their anger and fear over the President’s decision to end DACA. They included DACA recipients and those who want to protect the legal status of these immigrants. Here are some of their voices. 

Elver Barrios: "2013 came and I got my work permit and I went to the DMV and I got my driver's license. I was so happy to have a driver's license in the state of North Carolina and to be able to drive without the fear of being deported. 2016 came and many of our dreams were shattered in November." 

Arlin Tellez: "I believed in Donald Trump when he told us that us dreamers could stay comfortable, that we could rest easy. Just like I trusted the government when I went and I gave them my fingerprints, my address, and my number, and even my picture. I am not just putting myself in danger, but I'm putting my parents and the rest of my family in danger."  

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