Fear, anxiety of President's plan to axe DACA

Posted at 11:12 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 02:31:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- If President Trump announces Tuesday he will get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, many are vowing not to let it go quietly.

DACA prevents deportation for 800,000 young people brought to the United States as children, who have no criminal record, and have been here for at least 10 years.

DACA was founded by the Obama administration five years ago.

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“Fears are at an all-time high, anxiety, people are experiencing high-levels of stress, Cristina Garcia with Alianza Americas said

“We see this as an all-around assault and all-around attack. Not only on Latino immigrants but an attack on our Muslim communities, communities of color,” Garcia said.

Garcia said there are also increased fears from DACA recipients of deportation because the Trump administration has all of their information from when they signed-up.

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She said that is why many who were eligible did not sign up for DACA.

“That was one of the fears. Is any administration going to use my information to show up at my door and try and deport me,” Garcia said.

Garcia said people need to unite in protest.

“Our movement needs to get stronger and we need to double up,” Garcia.