(CNSNews.com) – House Democrats held a press conference on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama to use his pardon power for the illegal alien youth who came to the United States as children and then were given temporary legal status by Obama through his executive action, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
These illegal aliens, often referred to as “Dreamers” by the administration and liberal media, reportedly fear deportation under President-elect Donald Trump.
“As you have heard from previous speakers, it is by no fault of their own that these Americans are prisoners in their own country, living their daily lives not knowing if they will be deported to a foreign country,” Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) said at the press conference at the Capitol.
Roybal-Allard spoke about two of those Dreamers, one of whom served as an intern in Congress and is set to graduate with a four-year degree from an American college.
“And make no mistake about it,” Roybal-Allard said. “If they are forced to leave the United States, it is our country that is going to be a big loser.”