On Tuesday we’re expecting an announcement about the future of DACA. Local groups are planning to show support for the program’s participants, known as Dreamers, on that day downtown at the San Diego County Water Park at 6:00 PM. Alliance San Diego posted on its Facebook page a video that provides some real life context about one participant in this program. Her situation is a bit unusual in that before traveling outside the country to visit Mexico to meet with deported veterans and others struggling with deportation issues she was able to obtain approval to return to the United States. Here is A “Dreamer’s” Emotional Journey to Mexico and Back.
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