Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

Noe Labrado wakes up every morning uncertain what his future holds, with the fear that he could potentially be deported and not be able to complete his degree in May.

Labrado is one of the nearly 9,000 Dreamers in El Paso County, according to the Migration Policy Institute, that could be deported if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, is eliminated.

He said that without DACA, he would have to hide in the shadows simply for not having a paper document that allows him to work.

“At the end of the day, this turns into a game. A political game that’s messing with hundreds of thousands of lives and their families,” he said.