"Stand up, fight back": DACA supporters rally outside Rancho High School
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, held a rally outside Rancho High School.
Many of the people carrying signs and chanting slogans say they’ll be directly affected if undocumented immigrants are suddenly deported.
“It’s going to affect me,” says Joanna Concha, whose sister is undocumented. “So like in six months, she’s not gonna be with me? I have a limited time to see my sister?”
President Trump has signaled he’ll begin phasing out DACA’s protections and has asked Congress to vote on a replacement.
It’s created a sense of urgency among immigrants who need to renew immigration status within the window of DACA’s uncertainty.
“We’re talking about those DACA recipients who can renew their DACA benefits. If they don’t have their applications in by October 5, that means as soon as their expiration date comes out, they will once again be undocumented,” says Sergio Avila, a representative with fileright.com, a company which helps people navigate immigration paperwork.