CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A group of people hold a march in Chattanooga today joining other marches in the state in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The group gathers at the Chattanooga Public Library.
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“There are 8,000 young people in Tennessee and 800,000 young people in the whole nation that are beneficiaries of this program,” says event organizer Jared Steiman.
The program was put in place by an Executive Order in 2012, and gives young undocumented immigrants a renewable two year work visa and protects them from deportation.
But the group is concerned the program might end.
“We’re rallying today to try to convince the attorney general of Tennessee and by extension of the rest of the
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