The center of contention in the US Congress surrounding the federal budget is the fate of hundreds of thousands of illegal young immigrants who are now unpredictable after President Trump terminates the policy during the Obama administration that protects them from deportation.
While deadlines for government operations are close, immigration activists, many of whom are also illegal immigrants, are still trying to lobby for a law that will replace the Child Delivery Immigrant Actions or DACA abbreviation program.
Since 2012, as many as 800,000 young immigrants are illegally living, studying or working in America legally, even though they have no chance of becoming citizens. Without a correction on the actions of the Trump president, they have no status protection, and every day about 100 immigrants turn to illegal status as their documents become outdated.
All week, 150 activists contacted the offices of members of the House and Senate, and hoping to convince these legislators to arrange security for these illegal young immigrants, who are also called Dreamers or Dreamers, and to include the product in the budget bill that is being discussed.
Abigail Zapote, a rally organizer and deputy director of the League for United Latin Americans or LULAC, knows what it's like to live in America without documentation, but he succeeds in becoming a legitimate citizen. From a podium in front of the Capitol Building on Friday she shared the story of her illegal siblings
"We can not wait any longer. Millions of families across the country always live in fear, "said Zapote. [ps/jm]