AVENTURA, Fla. - Dozens of Florida immigrant youth activists and their families are planning to protest outside a South Florida office of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
They plan to ask Wasserman Schultz on Friday to take a stronger lead on the immigration issue. United We Dream activists want leaders like her to urge President Obama to stop deportations of their parents and other immigrants who have been in the country for decades, paid taxes and avoided run-ins with the law.
After years of pressure from dreamers, President Barack Obama announced in 2012 that the United States would no longer deport certain youth who had been brought to the county as children and were now living in the country illegally.
Dreamers take on DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Deputies: Daytona Beach man shoots girlfriend, dog then turns gun on self
Suspect, cops identified in Casselberry shooting that injured two officers
Man attacked two women with ax in Silver Springs, deputies say
Orlando City invites fans to open house to check out new stadium