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Chicago 'Dreamers' React To White House Immigration ‘Wishlist’

Some young Chicagoans who need immigration action from Congress by early March say they’re alarmed by a proposal from the White House.

President Trump has notified Congressional and Senate leaders that if they intend to pass legislation to extend protections for young DACA recipients, it will have to include heightened immigration enforcement policies such as a border wall. 

DACA allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children temporary protection against deportation, but it’s ending.

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