Hundreds of 'dreamers' rally in Rochester to save DACA
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- People rallied to protest the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Kemberly Gil Gachancipa came with her family to the United States from Colombia when she was 3-years-old. Now a senior at SUNY Brockport, she's trying to save DACA, the program she says took away her fears of deportation.
An estimated 200 people, consisting of religious leaders, community activists and student groups, joined her outside of the Federal Building on State Street.
DACA provides amnesty to undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children.
"Both of my parents, they sacrificed everything, their family and everything to come here because of poverty," said Gil Gachancipa. "My mom saw that there wasn't going to be education in the future for us. There was nothing, just poverty and violence was going to be in our country."
The White House plans to end the program if Congress doesn't pass it into law.