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Dreamers urge Congress to support Dream Act through art

Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 21:13:13-05

Local students and "Dreamers" are using art and photography to share their stories.

It's been two months since president trump rescinded "DACA" or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but the fate of DACA recipients is still in limbo.

DACA protects 800,000 young immigrants brought to the US illegally as children from deportation.

Tuesday, students at Nevada State College are using art to raise awareness!

'Liz' is among dozens of DACA recipients and students at Nevada State College participating in the Inside Out Dreamers Project.

"It is kinda scary to think that I might graduate college and not be able to do anything with it, without being able to work," says 'liz'.

Where DACA recipients and their supporters are stepping out of the shadows  to take a stand.

The idea behind it: people are taking pictures to put a face to the dreamers's struggles. 

Hundreds of thousands in the country are at risk of deportation, more will begin to lose their status early next year.

The inside out dreamers project will be in different cities across the country to raise awareness and push congress to pass the Dream Act - a bill that would provide a direct road to citizenship for DACA recipients.

Jaime Scatena of the Inside Out Dreamers Project says, "Dreamers don't have their voices heard... Until now we've printed more than 3,000 faces. So we have 3,000 people looking at the congress people and urging for change."

 Here in Nevada we have around 13,000 DACA recipients. Many of them work in casinos or as teachers and health care workers.