Among 'Dreamers,' dismay and anger over Trump's decision: 'He just rips it all away' - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Wed Sep 06 17:02:13 EDT 2017
Karla Estrada expected the news that the federal program that has shielded her from deportation to Mexico for much of her life was in danger. But hearing it still hurt. The 26-year-old Los Angeles paralegal assistant, one of America’s 800,000-strong “Dreamers” in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, came to the United States with her parents when she was 5. Her life has been here. Now everything for which she’s worked so hard is in jeopardy. “DACA gave me a taste of the American life,” she said Tuesday. “It was a Band-Aid … cruelly taken off." Fear, uncertainty and defiance greeted President Trump’s decision Tuesday to begin rescinding protections against deportation for peopl..

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