Demonstrators in Santa Rosa Defend DACA After Trump Decision to End It

Sep 6, 2017

Anna Salgado of Santa Rosa demonstrates Tuesday in support of DACA recipients who will lose their protected status as the program ends this spring unless Congress acts.
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

In Santa Rosa Tuesday evening, about 60 people gathered in solidarity with "dreamers," those young people brought to this country as children, who were granted rights to work and study here under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  This followed the announcement earlier in the day that President Trump was ending DACA and asking Congress to make new rules for the 800,000 or so dreamers. Steve Mencher reports.

Richard Coshnear is staff attorney at VIDAS -- Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services. Find out more about this nonprofit here.