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Roundtable in Rochester Focuses on DACA

October 17, 2017 10:55 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- With immigration reform at the forefront of the national stage, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been on the minds of dreamers fighting to stay in the country.

On Tuesday, Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., held a roundtable in Rochester to hear people's experiences when applying for DACA papers.

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Even though they have the correct documentation giving them temporary protection, dreamers are still afraid of being deported or tracked down in their daily lives.

"I want to be able to feel free like they say this country is, and I basically want the best for my kids and I can't do that if I'm constantly feeling afraid of what's going to happen next," Alejandra Otero said.

Walz said he believes Congress will work something out by March 5, 2018, when DACA expires.

 


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