LIers show support for program protecting ‘dreamers’

Protesters marched to Trump Tower in Manhattan Wednesday waving signs like “DACA is more than a dream, it’s a promise” as they showed their support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children and meet several guidelines.

The five-year-old DACA initiative is in jeopardy as President Donald Trump weighs possibly dismantling the program that has given nearly 800,000 people, also known as “dreamers,” a reprieve from deportations, according to the Associated Press. The president has until Sept. 5 to make a decision, a deadline set by a group of Republican state lawmakers threatening to challenge the program in court.

We asked Long Islanders at the protest what DACA means to them.