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Protesters gather outside congressman's office in hopes of protecting immigrants

Updated: Oct. 16, 2017 at 3:36 PM CDT
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The political action group Moveon.org is asking congress for a clean Dream Act . (Source: Fred...
The political action group Moveon.org is asking congress for a clean Dream Act . (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA)

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - The political action group Moveon.org is asking Congress for a clean dream act to provide legal protections for young immigrants.

This comes after President Donald Trump's administration discussed plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.

Members of the group brought their concerns to the Texarkana office of Congressman John Ratcliffe Monday morning.

"I know they deserve to be here just as we do. Our families came here as immigrants many many years ago," said protester Jodi O'Connell.

At the protest, a small number of demonstrators displayed signs reading, "Dreams Unites Us" outside Ratcliffe's office.

The protestors say they cannot let the opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation to protect immigrant youths slip away. Similar protests are
scheduled at other legislators offices as the week progresses.

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