SAN DIEGO -- Several hundred people gathered Tuesday to show support for "dreamers" who now face an uncertain future following President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
During the 6 p.m. event outside the County Administration Building, several speakers recalled being brought to the United States as children and expressed fear of having to leave the only country they've ever known.
Protesters brought drums and held up banners and signs that read messages such as "defend DACA," "education not deportation" and "ending DACA is heartless."
"We can't control the actions of our parents," Toni Sanchez said. "I don't think the children of immigrants -- that came over for whatever reason -- I don't think their children should be made to be sent back to live in a country they don't know anything about."
"I disagree with the position No. 45 has taken,” Kathleen said. “I think it should be reversed. I don't believe it's right for our government to kick American citizens out of the country.”
"They're here, they're going to school, they're working, they're being productive people and they deserve to be in the United States of America. That's what we're all about," another protester said.
Organizers of the rally said it won't be the last one.