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An Undocumented Immigration Attorney Reacts To End Of DACA

An Undocumented Immigration Attorney Reacts To End Of DACA


Dulce Garcia, immigration attorney


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Dulce Garcia, San Diego immigration attorney in an undated photo.

Like many of her clients, immigration attorney Dulce Garcia’s future in the U.S. is in a state of uncertainty.

Garcia was brought by her parents to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 6 years old. She is one of 230,000 undocumented immigrants in California who benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the Trump administration rescinded Tuesday.

“It (DACA) completely changed my life. I can ride the trolley and know that if an officer questions my legal status, I have some sort of protection at least, for now, from deportation. I was able to open my business,” said Garcia. “Now that it’s official, I’m outraged. The administration this morning had a choice, to not do anything about it and keep DACA. But the way it’s doing it, it’s cruel. It’s putting an expiration date on the dreams of many of our youth. It’s putting our community in danger. I’m not going anywhere. I was here before DACA and I’m going to be here after DACA.”

Garcia discussed life before and after DACA Tuesday on Midday Edition.

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