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‘We just can’t stay quiet.’ Emotions run high at Boise DACA rally.

‘We just can’t stay quiet.’ Emotions run high at Boise DACA rally.

MICHAEL KATZ – IDAHO STATESMAN

Four days after the Trump administration announced its decision on immigrants known as “Dreamers,” hundreds of people gathered outside the Idaho Capitol to protest the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“A lot of my friends and family members are DACA recipients,” event organizer Estefania Mondragon said. “We just can’t stay quiet.” Several speakers took the stage to share what DACA had done for them and fellow Dreamers – those who came to the United States illegally as young children with their parents.

Rally-goers lined the streets holding signs of support while chants of “Si se puede” – Spanish for “Yes we can” – broke out. The rally was hosted by the Idaho Organizing Project’s DACA Committee and worked in collaboration with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

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