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Valley ‘Dreamers’ Rally Against DACA Decision

Immigration advocates in the Central Valley are joining protests against the decision by the Trump Administration to phase out DACA. About three dozen people rallied in Fresno on Tuesday, promising to fight. Xavier Vasquez was 13 years old when he came to the U.S. illegally. Now, at 27 he is a college graduate and has just filed to renew his DACA status for the third time. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allows Vasquez to legally work in the county and be spared from deportation. Vasquez says today’s announcement does not mean he, or other dreamers, are just going to go away. “It’s hard. Most of us came here when we were little. But we are adults now. We have a voice in what is going on in the country and locally. And that is what we want to stand for,” Vasquez says. The Trump Administration says the program will wind down over the next six months unless congress acts to save it. Vasquez says he is not hopeful congress will act even with the future of so many people on
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