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Green Country residents come together to support immigrant families and DACA

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 00:11:18-04

TULSA - People from around Green Country gathered for a demonstration in support of local immigrant families. 

“It’s important that I be here because I am a dreamer, I am undocumented, I have DACA," said Vice President of Tulsa's Chapter of Dream Act Oklahoma Rosa Hernandez.

The word of the day was dream. 

Many people and families here today call themselves dreamers, but fear they won't be able to dream much longer. 

“We have to keep working to keep our communities safe," said Co-Founder of Tulsa's Chapter of Dream Act Oklahoma Kasey Hughart. 

This demonstration of love and justice mirrors those across the country, sparked by politicians in Washington. 

"I said thanks for calling - what the people really need a reassurance from you Mr. President," said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "And then boom, boom, boom the tweet appeared."

The Justice Department recently announcing it would end DACA but the president telling its recipients not to worry for six months. 

“And if it were to be taken away from people they wouldn't’t be able to work, they wouldn't’t be able to drive, go to school, all that kind of jazz.”

DACA, meaning Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, supports undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. 

“It can turn somebody’s life around in days so that’s why we’re here in support of it.”

Rosa, a leader in the movement to keep the program is scared herself. 

“In all, the only fear for me is deportation because I come from a place that isn’t very kind to everybody else.”

Allies, hopeful the land that was made for you and me as the song goes will actually hold true. 

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