On Wednesday, four undocumented immigrant protesters and 11 citizen allies were arrested in Austin, Texas, after protesting the state’s attempt to force the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, or DACA, according to organizers.
“With DACA under threat, we know that some will put their hope in D.C. politicians,” said Maria Fernanda Cabello, a DACA recipient and spokesperson for the group Movimiento Cosecha that organized the protest. “But we also know that we won DACA not because of any politician, but because our community took fearless action. “
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DACA is the result of an executive order signed by former President Barack Obama, after years of direct action by undocumented immigrant activists. The order allowing undocumented immigrants who arrived
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