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Local immigrant groups gather in response to DACA decision

Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 20:35:01-04
Hours after the DACA announcement was made, some immigrant rights organizations gathered to send a clear message to Congress and the Trump Administration.
 
The groups had a sign that said, 'here to stay'.
 
Some of the groups represented this afternoon outside Tucson City Hall were LUPE (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes) and Scholarships A-Z.
 
Some speakers including a DACA recipient said this is hard and painful, but they are not going away.
 
Organizers are also calling on local officials to take a stand.
 
Among the crowd was Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias who said, "We need to do real reform to immigration. That's not a temporary worker program. That's not any of those ideas that are short of somewhat short of citizenship. We need to find a way to create a pathway to citizenship so we can all share together in the wealth of this great country."
 
The groups in attendance are planning a march and rally for tomorrow at 4 p.m. at De Anza Park.