Western Illinois 'Dreamer' Shares DACA Hopes, Fears

Jan 19, 2018

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Many so-called Dreamers have spent most of their lives in the U.S.. They’ve grown up, attended school, held jobs, and some have started families of their own. They’ve also lived in constant fear of deportation until former President Barack Obama implemented the DACA program in 2012.

 

Now, those fears have returned with President Donald Trump threatening to end DACA unless Congress comes up with a bill to replace it and address immigration reform.

 

Illinois Public Radio's Rich Egger talked to a Dreamer who lives in west-central Illinois about the uncertainty surrounding her future.