Impending DACA Expiration Deadline Felt by Connecticut Residents

RIDGEFIELD, CT (WFSB) With a looming expiration date for the Dream Act, thousands of residents brought to the United States illegally as children could no longer be protected from deportation.

The Dream Act expires March 5th, and with no sign of an immigration bill to replace, young immigrants in Connecticut told Channel 3 that they will not rest until a new bill is passed.

Thousands of immigrants who have come to rely on the Dream Act have been mobilizing and lobbying lawmakers in Washington for months.

“My freedom is still limited by the expiration date on it,” said spokesperson for Connecticut Students for a Dream, Carolina Bortolleto told Channel 3 on Saturday.

Read the entire story and watch the video featuring grantee Connecticut Students for a Dream here.