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Nashville, TN (WDEF) – More than a dozen immigrant youth will be taking action on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge near the entrance to Nissan Stadium in Nashville to call for the passage of the Dream Act when Congress returns in January.

In addition to sharing stories about what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program has meant for them, they will be engaging attendees of the Titans-Jaguars game.

DACA recipients are concerned about whether or not they will enter the deportation pipeline. Over 14,000 DACA recipients have lost protection since the Trump Administration rescinded the program.

The Dream Act would provide DACA recipients, immigrant youth who have lived in the U.S. since childhood, with an pathway to citizenship.

The gathering will take place at 1:30pm CST.

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  • tasam1

    The protest will consist of 12 people?

    Congress – you don’t represent illegal aliens.
    DACAs illegal alien
    parents violated immigration laws using the kids as the “emotional
    string” to get into the US without a sponsor and no required paperwork.
    These DACAs/illegal aliens are adults 20-36 years old and are Obama
    giftees not recipients. His illegal program gifted them social security
    cards, driver licenses, and deferred deportation.
    Imagine 20-36
    years old adults who used fake documents before Obama gifted them with
    the illegal DACA program. Their status was always clear – they were
    and are illegal aliens. Many of them serve as translators for their
    illegal aliens parents. Congressional representatives refuse to discuss
    the large number of illiterates in the DACA group. The fact is never
    mentioned in news articles.
    From the Daily Signal –
    “DACA had no
    requirement of English fluency either. In fact, the original application
    requested applicants to answer whether the form had been “read” to the
    alien by a translator “in a language in which [the applicant is]
    fluent.”
    The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that “perhaps
    24 percent of the DACA-eligible population fall into the functionally
    illiterate category and another 46 percent have only
    ‘basic’ English ability.”
    Enforce the immigration laws. No amnesty. No citizenship. No work permits.
    No anchor babies. No chain migration. Start deporting now.