RGV (KFXV) — This is the letter that three members of Congress sent to President Obama hoping to protect 750,000 dreamers from being deported under President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises.
Abraham Diaz, DACA beneficiary who’s been living in the U.S. since he was eight years old has only ever known the land of opportunity.
Three democratic lawmakers in this letter expressing their concern about the future of thousands of dreamers, even quoting President Obama who said they “live in our neighborhood , go to our schools and are Americans in their hearts– urging him to exercise his constitutional authority to provide a pardon for dreamers.
Diaz is hopeful that he could remain in the U.S. with his family.
White House officials responding to the letter stating the president does not have the power to execute such action but some immigration attorneys believe otherwise
The letter also states the members of Congress have reports of dreamers taking their own lives, as they feel threatened by the incoming president.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley sent an email to dreamers showing them their support.