Valley Dreamers Impacted by DACA Dismissal

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 05 2017 Sep 5, 2017 September 05, 2017 2:34 PM September 05, 2017 in News

WESLACO – Local activists said there are approximately 28,000 Dreamers in the Rio Grande Valley.

La Union Del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, said they have received several of phone calls with nervous young people and families.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients said they're scared of losing their legal status, their jobs and be split from their families.

LUPE director Juanita Valdez-Cox said everyone in the Valley knows a dreamer, whether they know it or not.

“We have about 28,000 of those dreamers here in the Valley. They are employed, they have a work permit. They have a driver’s license. They have a social security number,” said Valdez-Cox.

LUPE will be holding a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. for dreamers to connect with immigration attorneys and learn more about how the Department of Homeland Security is handling the dismissal of DACA. 

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