New Yorkers rally in support of preserving DACA

MANHATTAN, NY — More rallies like this one in New York City on Wednesday evening are being held across the country, many fearing the Trump administration would shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program soon.
Vanessa Barrios from Brooklyn says all Filipinos should be concerned.

“It’s us. It’s our kababayans. It’s our people from the Philippines who are going to be affected by this policy. And if we don’t act now, they’re gonna come for us.”
US Senator Bob Menendez sounded the alarm in Jersey City earlier on Wednesday, when he met with some Dreamers — young undocumented immigrants brought here as children.

“Ending this program creates a national emergency. It would shatter families and it would strike fear into our communities,” Menendez said. “And let’s not forget that ending DACA would shrink New Jersey’s economy by over $1.5 billion annually, and reduce the US economy by $460 billion over the next decade.”

“They’ve given everything that they have everything to this country. They’ve given taxes. They are homeowners. They are renters,” said Barrios. “They are our friends. And this isn’t just an economic issue. This is a moral issue.”

In June, ten attorneys general threatened to sue the Trump administration if DACA was not shut down by September 5th. They argue that the program was created improperly because it did not get congressional approval.

On Wednesday night, more than 1,850 leaders from around the country, including state governors, have signed onto a statement asking President Trump to preserve DACA.

Meanwhile, immigrant advocate Jose Lopez saysthey will continue to hold rallies.

“We want to make sure that young people in NYC and across the country understand that the larger communities have their back and we have the back of all immigrant communities.”

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  • Mario
    1 September 2017 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Trump will likely allow DACA to stay in the US until their work permit expire, it means no more work permit renewals, time to go home..Jeff Session repeatedly brief Trump that DACA program is unconstitutional, so Trump is prepared to end DACA. Facebook Zuckerberg said 700K American jobs opening for American citizen if DACA ends. “America first” this is Trump agenda, give jobs to American citizen voters. US Senator Bob Menendez a Democrat, had 4 years with Obama and never attempted to reform or legalized DACA recipients, now they blame Trump.For 4 years, DACA recipients became a milking cow by the big political donors to Democrat Party the Crocodile-Association of Immigration lawyers.

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    2 September 2017 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I do not know how low Vanessa Barrios and Jose Lopez are in their lives that they do not understand the rule of law regarding immigration. What Barrios and Lopez are advocating is that law abiding FilAms or Filipinos should turn a blind eye or deaf ears on illegal immigration…

    4 September 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    To me what our president Trump should do is throw the parents of this kids out of America, because they broke the law. And this kids should all be throw out now, that black man ex-president Obama didn’t do his job right, the black man is “DUMB.” President Trump do it right and throw them all out of America, because us Americans can’t stand them all. Deport them all now.

    • Arbi
      4 September 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      wow “Hello”, you’re a special kind of stupid and uneducated. Die off already so we can move on without your ridiculous and stupid comments. Fool!

      • HELLO
        5 September 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

        @Arbi what how’s the pig pen you in the Philippines? Your a Filipino troll from the Philippines. You think you smart but is a “JERK” in the Philippines. I wish I know how to find you and kick your fucking ass, little troll from Philippines. A dumb Filipino little kid. What your on drugs? Watch out the police might kill you little kid?

        • Arbi
          6 September 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

          Before you call anyone a jerk and dumb, perhaps learn the difference between your and you’re. Again, lean back further and see if you can get the chair to flip. Idiot!

  • kikay paNGO
    5 September 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Trump can deport them all except those Taco Boys cutting my grass …

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    5 September 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    The president today spoke saying the United States is a nation of laws and that DACA must end. Additionally, Congress needs to go to work on the issue of DACA. Remember that Congress shutdown President Obama’s DACA before. For those pro-Democrat-Liberal Fel-Ams who exxagerate the issue of DACA,it’s about time you suck it up and go…

  • H
    5 September 2017 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    DACA, was Obama baby he put DACA up in 2012 illegal. And the poor kids believe him, but he didn’t do anything about DACA until he left the White House at 2017. And left DACA for our president Trump and now today Our president ended DACA and gave it to Congress to fix it in 6 months until March 5 2018 or else Trump will do something with the DACA. The president did the right thing, because before he become our president, the Congress didn’t do anything to DACA for 8 months, so now they have it back and have to do something right away, or else 800,000 kids will be deported?