On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, thousands of protesters gathered outside of the U.S. Capitol to demand legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants from the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that President Obama implement using a Presidential Executive Order and President Trump recently canceled! The cancelation of the DACA program leaves approximately 800,000 former DACA recipients legally unprotected and soon with no legal way to working. Their work permits will expire starting March 5.
Nearly 200 of the protesters were arrested during this protest, including many Maryland local and state lawmakers, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer (D-At Large), Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutiérrez (D-Montgomery), Maryland State Del. Jimmy Tarlau (D-Prince George’s) and Mount Rainier Councilwoman Celina Benitez.
For more detailed information about this subject, please read the Washington Post News Article, “Thousands rally outside Capitol to demand DACA solution; Md. lawmakers arrested“.
Source of Information:
WashingtonPost.com, 12/7/17, News Article:
Thousands rally outside Capitol to demand DACA solution; Md. lawmakers arrested
NBCnews.com, 12/6/17, News Article:
‘Do the right thing’: Thousands rally in D.C. for Dream Act to protect young immigrants