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UF Students Write Letters To Congress To Show DACA Support

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University of Florida students wrote letters to Congress on Tuesday to express their support for recipients of the now ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Template letters were provided so that students needed to write in only their names and the name of the receiving representative or senator, but some students chose to personalize their messages.

Student and letter writer Noemi Reyes said DACA affects her sister and other family members. She said she wants members of Congress to realize that there are real people behind the letters.

“Every person deserves an opportunity to pursue their dreams,” Reyes wrote in her letter. “I ask you to provide Dreamers with this opportunity. Give Dreamers the opportunity they deserve in the only home they’ve ever known.”

Event organizer Mariana Castro said she will personally travel to Washington D.C. to deliver the 90 letters written Tuesday.

The letters are meant “to point out the fact that even though DACA ended, we are still trying to push for a solution, a permanent solution, for undocumented youth,” Castro said.

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  • tyler cooper

    DACA is just like the TPS
    program, the goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the US.
    “Delayed” or “Temporary” are just BS terms. These are programs used by
    Democrats to import as many refugees from the third world then fight to
    keep them.
    One day politicians may
    learn….may. If you offer incentives, benefits people will come by the
    millions. So there answer is pass a “Dream act” legalize millions of
    illegal aliens (DACA.) But they don’t want to separate families….. so
    add another 1-2 million. Same with the TPS program. For Democrats its
    just another program to import millions of third world refugees.
    Democrats, MSM, every faculty member at any university in the country
    fighting to the death for illegal aliens? they put a warm and fuzzy name
    on it “Dreamers.”Democrats have actually changed the language. It’s not
    illegal alien anymore its “Immigrant.”
    They’re not adults, they are “Kids” or “children.” and no one seem to
    wonder why this obsession? future voters? can you imagine the Democrats
    ever being this interested or motivated in issues involving citizens!
    There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000
    jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.

    The
    MSM and Democrats would have us believe that all 800 thousand DACA and
    TPS are not taking jobs Americans want (we’ve heard that lie for many
    years now.) This is another falsehood told to the American people. there
    not all picking strawberries they take great Jobs. Good enough jobs to
    buy homes put their kids through college.Why must the citizens of our
    country have competition for jobs, education in their own country from
    foreign nationals? Now Democrats and illegal alien activists admit DACA
    recipients have great jobs,are buying homes, paying taxes.

    “Some” of the costs associated with illegal immigration..

    *The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student.

    *Now city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported.

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.

  • Juan Enzo

    “Every person deserves an opportunity to pursue their dreams,” in their own country. Hey illegal aliens, go dream in your country, remember to take your illegal alien parents with you. Btw, your skin color doesn’t matter.

    • Lilpup

      Why come to the United States? Is it for our infrastructure or BENEFITS? Why not go to countries in South America where they can speak their own language? English is what we speak in the United States, so sick of hearing people speak Spanish because they refuse to integrate. I look at the list of crimes a lot of them commit–rape, sexual assault, robbery. One mutt walked into Sears, stole a drill set then went to the pawn shop across the street and tried to get money. Good thing the pawn shop owner saw his Mug Shot and called police. They think we are stupid and do not respect our laws. If they did, they would BE here LEGALLY –and come with skills ready to work instead of coming with 15 relatives and signing up for welfare.