USA: 'Love your neighbour' — LA 'Dreamers' rally against Trump's DACA repeal

Around 150 activists from the Dreamers movement held a rally on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The protesters demanded Senator Dianne Feinstein as well as other legislators to vote for protections to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows a two year stay in the US for certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country before the age of 16... Еще. The protesters were reportedly joined by celebrities including Alyssa Milano and America Ferrera. The protest organiser Ana Maria Archila said, «We're united in our demands both of Democrats and Republicans to make sure that they pass the Dream Act in January.» She went on to add, «The Dream Act is not just about protecting young immigrants, it's about really defining who we're as a nation. Are we a country where all of us are welcomed, are we going to protect the freedom for all of us to stay in the place we call home. Or are we going to allow white nationalists' agendas to define who belongs here.» Handful of Trump supporters held a counter protest across the street under the close watch of police. «We came here early to counter protest them as you can see there is many patriots over here taking a stand for America, for our President and for legal immigration,» said Harin Uzziel. US President Donald Trump terminated the act upon taking office, which will come into effect when it expires next March. The protest forms part of a week-long campaign by the United We Dream organisation, an advocacy group for young undocumented migrants, known as dreamers.


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