DACA supporters rally in Santa Barbara

DACA supporters rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse on Friday night

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - People jumped up and down in support of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or Dreamer Policy, created during the Obama era.

They believe the dreams of people who came to the United States before the age of 16 could turn into a nightmares if President Trump does away with DACA next Tuesday.

Attorneys General from Texas and other states have threatened to sue the Federal Government if it keeps giving out DACA work permits.

People rallying at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Friday night are aware President Trump has been rolling back policies approved by former President Obama.

They fear DACA could be next.

Participants handed out flyers that said children should not be punished by the immigration status of their parents.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson flew in from Sacramento on Friday night and headed straight to the rally.

She spoke to the crowd in support of DACA and plans to speak out during a Labor Day parade in Santa Paula and picnic in Ventura this weekend.



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