Thousands of people came together Wednesday and called on Congress to pass a new version of the DREAM Act.
Members of the group “Make the Road New York,” along with thousands of immigrants, made their way to Washington for a protest.
This comes as hundreds of thousands of young people across the United States are in danger of losing their temporary protected status in the U.S. They are covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Donald Trump has said he wants to end.
Supporters of DACA said they do not want to lose their chance at the American dream.
“It allowed me to pick the job where I wanted to work rather than get a job with bad conditions but I kinda had to put up with a lot of stuff. No money happens with immigrants. It also allowed me to go back to school and work on my Bachelors Degree. It allowed me to have more goals about what I wanted to do in this country,” said Ricardo Aca, a DACA recipient.
There are more than 10,000 DACA recipients in the city.
Congress has until March to pass a fix to the program.
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