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DACA recipients, supporters rally in Skagit County

DACA recipients, supporters rally in Skagit County

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Washington, D.C., September 5, 2017 | comments
Drivers honked and people beat drums in downtown Mount Vernon on Tuesday as dozens lined the intersection of Third and Kincaid streets to protest a decision announced earlier in the day by President Donald Trump that could affect up to 800,000 young immigrants living in America — some of them in Skagit County.

It was the first of two rallies held near the Skagit County Courthouse protesting Trump's announcement to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

The program allows young people brought illegally to the United States as children and with no criminal record to remain in the country legally and obtain a work permit.


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