Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Supporters Rally In Stamford For DACA

Stamford Daily Voice

Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Supporters Rally In Stamford For DACA

By Karen Tensa

STAMFORD, Conn. — Over 150 people gathered Tuesday evening in Mill River Park — just across from Trump Parc Stamford — to protest President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Speakers from Stamford Mayor David Martin to the head of Building One Community vowed to support DACA students and young adults — known as "Dreamers."

The rally was organized after Trump announced his plan to end DACA — a program that protects from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants nationwide brought to the U.S. as children.

The event was opened by Angel Mendoza, 11, of Bridgeport, who sang “Imagine” as the crowd stood in a circle in the park.

Connecticut is home to over 5,000 Dreamers. Two of them spoke at the Stamford rally.