New Yorkers protest against Trump, anti-DACA policies, hateful rhetoric

MANHATTAN, NY — It was day two of protests against President Donald Trump in New York City this week.

Supporters of the Obama-era Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, who are calling on Trump to keep it intact, were joined by hundreds of protesters expressing outrage after Trump defended the comment he made Saturday, when he said many sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead.
Gabby Dizon tells us she felt compelled to be here, even if she had to come alone.

“I cannot stand by and allow someone who claims to be our president, someone who claims to represent our country give license to white supremacists in this country. So I am here, to fight back against that narrative,” Dizon said.

Meanwhile, these young immigrants say they are worried Trump will eventually abandon DACA, as he promised during his campaign.

No one is certain about what will happen with DACA in future, especially considering the political climate. Advocates suggest that if you are thinking of applying for DACA, consult with an attorney or an accredited representative first.

On Tuesday, California Congresswoman Judy Chu announced that she is cosponsoring a bi-partisan bill that will give temporary protection to Dreamers.
But for now, these protesters are hoping their voices are loud enough for Trump to hear their calls to save the program that has helped so many young immigrants and their families.

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  • Santiago Del Mundo
    24 August 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    There are several places to blame for the existence or resurgence of DACA. First, your very own shady politicians. You could bet that when election time is just around the corner, the promises of fighting for your DACA rights. Too bad DACA boomers are easily misled. According to Dr. William Gener-Med Acob (D-NY), Filipinos in New York are vulnerable to the “sweet talking” politician that they believed everything they’re told. Second, the liberal media perpetuates the issue of DACA. Oh yes, you better believe it! The more the media do it, DACA boomers grows thicker “facial” skin. According to Dr. Daniel Aczon (D-HI), these DACA boomers believed they earn the right to be here in the United States. Third, you have some local misguided self righteous-cigaweed inspired immigrants advocate brainwashing DACA boomers.