DACA supporters rally in Richland
RICHLAND, Wash. - Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rallied at John Dam Plaza in Richland on Tuesday night.
Folks made signs and encouraged cars along George Washington Way to honk and show support for dreamers.
Dreamers are undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
According to the White House Dreamers currently range in age from 15 to 36.
Rick Rios of Consejo Latino said Tuesday's announcement will tear families apart.
He said those who signed up for DACA risked everything to be extreme-vetted, but they're now being punished for doing what they needed to do to legally stay in the only country they've ever known,
"You can't just start throwing people out and saying you're no longer worthy to be in this country regardless of how well you've done everything. Legally we have the right to throw you out."
Rios said there will be more rallies in the upcoming days as supporters of DACA get a feel for how our local government is going to react to today's announcement.
You can find more information on upcoming rallies on Consejo Latino's Facebook page.