Local immigrants calling on Congress to pass Dream Act

One of those dreamers told 22News his story

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Dozens of demonstrators gathered on the steps of Northampton City Hall Thursday night to call on congress to pass a Dream Act.

Immigrants and their supporters want Congress to pass protections for some 800,000 young people brought illegally into the country as children.

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One of those dreamers told 22News his story.

“I’ve been contributing to this economy, I’ve been living my entire life, my community is here, my family and those who I live are here,” said Eduardo Samaniego. “I think for those and so many more reason I deserve a chance to live a life with peace and dignity in this country.”

Congress has until a March deadline to find a solution for the dreamers after President Trump rescinded the DACA Program.