Trump announces end to DACA as Dreamers react in Lincoln
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) —
Luis Rodriguez crossed into the U.S. from Mexico when he was five years old.
"This is the only place I've known, the place that I've grown up," said Rodriguez. "There's no other place I know."
He's considered a "Dreamer," an undocumented immigrant who lives in the U.S., works and attends school here.
It's because of a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.
President Trump announced Tuesday that DACA is coming to an end.
"Our taxpayer group has always thought that the original DACA amnesty promulgated by president Obama was unconstitutional," said Doug Kagan, the president of the group Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom.
Rodriguez was among hundreds in Lincoln Tuesday, who rallied in support of DACA.
"It's devastating to not know what the future holds for me simply because I wasn't born here," said Rodriguez.
Kagan agrees with President Trump.
"Their parents brought them over here illegally, and it's their parents fault," said Kagan. "They need to take it up with their parents. It's not the responsibility of the taxpayers or the US government."
"We give back to the community, we pay our taxes," said Rodriguez. "We do everything right."
He says he's covered by DACA until next September.
He hopes something between now and then will change.