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Hundreds show support for DACA recipients in Boise

Posted at 7:46 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 21:46:22-04

Hundreds of people in Boise made their voices heard at the Idaho State House, showing their support for DACA recipients whose legal status is now in limbo.  

This after the Trump administration announced they would be ending the program, putting the fate of thousands of enrollees in the hands of Congress. The program allows enrolled immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children the ability to receive work permits and social security numbers.  
Attorney General Jeff Session said the program's termination would be delayed for six months, giving Congress time to establish a replacement program. President Obama intended the program to be temporary and for Congress to pass a more comprehensive immigration reform bill in the future. 

 At the rally supporters heard from DACA recipients and were urged to call Idaho's delegation, asking them to support DACA recipients and make immigration a priority. 

 "We have to defend DACA, how could we not? These are dreams, I'm trying to become an engineer, some of you are trying to become doctors. How could you take those dreams from their students?" Said Rixa Rivera Sandoval, a DACA recipient. 

Despite President Trump's Thursday tweet promising "no action" to DACA recipients in the next six months, many are still on edge.