Nearly 4,500 immigrants in Ohio will live in limbo as they wait to learn how President Donald Trump’s administration and Congress choose to handle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Ending DACA overturns President Obama’s signature immigration policy. "I'm a DACA recipient. I've been here since 2001,” said Jose Mendez. "We have to the right to be here. We’re Americans. We know the language. We know the history. We’re your friend’s family and neighbors. Will they come for me? Will they deport dreamers? I’m actually originally from Mexico. I feel let down because it’s been almost 10 years of back and forth, Republicans and Democrats fighting and playing politics. This is our life. I'm a security guard. I protect American citizens."
Hundreds gathered on Market Square Park to pressure leaders to let them remain at home. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions said ending DACA would be delayed for six months. That will give Congress time to put together a replacement program.