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Protesters Turn Up In Droves To Support Illegal ‘Dreamers’

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Individual protesters and those from more than 11 activist organizations marched at the Texas Capitol building Saturday to support illegal “dreamers.”

The protesters supported Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which enables some illegal aliens who entered the United States as minors to apply for a work permit and obtain a renewable two-year period of deferred actions, reported The University Star.

“This cause is personal to me because I am the daughter of immigrants,” said Cristina Tzintzun, the protest organizer and founder of Jolt, a group which seeks to mobilize Latinos politically, according to The University Star. “This country is our home, and it is equally ours as much as anyone else’s. We have a bigoted minority that wants to roll back the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement, that wants to legalize racial discrimination once again, and I refuse to allow the sacrifices of the Civil Rights Movement to be trampled on.”

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“I wanted to make it clear that I stand with all people of color including immigrants as well as African Americans,” said Lee Ann Cameron, who carried a “Black Lives Matter” sign. “I believe our strength is in our diversity and it’s time for people of privilege to stop hiding behind their privilege and realize that we will only survive if we all come together.”

Republican state lawmakers gave President Donald Trump a Sept. 5 deadline by which he must either discontinue DACA or permit Republican state attorneys general to fight it in the judicial system.

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