National Civil Rights Organization Hosts Community Forum on DACA
TOPPENISH, Wash.- A national civil rights organization came to Heritage University to inform the community about what’s currently going on with DACA.
"As you know the president gave the deadline of March that the program would go away. Leaving over 800,000 people in the United States in legal limbo here illegally, and these are young people that have been here all of their lives," said Dan Newhouse, U.S. Congressmen.
The Yakima Valley League of United Latin American Citizens Council (LULAC) shared how the community can take action as well as what resources are available for anyone impacted by the DACA program.
"Since the beginning of this administration, there's been a lot of fear and anxiety, so we are here to really bring back the whole concept of integrity. Hopefully to our elected officials. Our motto with this issue is rise up, unite, and speak out. We have to, our allies are key to this movement," said Diana Perez, Washington State Director for League of United Latin American Citizens.
Perez says talking to local representatives and voicing concerns is the best way to have people's voices heard.