Hundreds of 'dreamers' rally in Milwaukee in support of DACA
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 12 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program keeps the children of undocumented immigrants -- the "dreamers" -- from being deported.
The Trump administration wants to end the program, and DACA supporters are rallying nationwide to save it. One of those rallies was in Milwaukee at the federal building downtown. There are an estimated 8,000 "dreamers" in Wisconsin, according to immigrant advocate group, Voces de la Frontera. They and their supporters marched for their right to stay in the only country they know.
"We need to make them realize that we're not gonna settle for less. And if they're not gonna give it to us, they don't want to, we're not gonna back down. We're gonna keep fighting, we're gonna keep making noise until we get what we want," said Tania Chavez, protester.
Tuesday's arguments at the Supreme Court will be considered by the justices. A ruling is not expected until next spring.