Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton—who is facing 99 years in prison due to his alleged criminal activity—was confronted earlier this week by Damaris Gonzalez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and one of the 800,000 young immigrants who stands to lose important protections if Paxton and the Republican leaders of nine other states proceed with their plan to sue Donald Trump if he does not rescind the program.
#BREAKING, Damaris, a DACA recipient, confronts Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his heartless and immoral attacks on immigrant youth. Watch as Paxton twists and turns to avoid owning up to the consequences of his attempt to end DACA. By trying to end DACA, Paxton is calling for Damaris’ deportation and the deportation of 800,000 other immigrant youth. Help us protect immigrant youth right now and #DefendDACA. Come out with us on August 15th to tell all those attacking immigrant communities that we are not going anywhere, we are #HeretoStay. Find an event near you: DefendDACA.com
Posted by United We Dream on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
“Watch as Paxton twists and turns to avoid owning up to the consequences of his attempt to end DACA,”
notes immigrant youth organization United We Dream. But the simple fact is that if Paxton and other Republicans gets their way, Gonzalez and nearly 800,000 other immigrant youth will lose their DACA status and become vulnerable to deportation, despite many knowing only the United States as their home.