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Seven DACA Recipients Stage Hunger Strike to Press Congress to Pass New DACA Legislation

Seven jailed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who staged a sit-in last Friday at the Capitol building office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are now going on a hunger strike to catch the attention of the Senate and Congress to vote on a new DACA legislation on December 22, 2017. Officials in favor of passing a new DACA legislation are, however, pessimistic on the chances of passing a new DACA law this year as there are only less than two weeks left before the year ends.

DACA officially ends on March 2018 but supporters have staged rallies in the U.S. and vigorously called on Congress and Senate to pass new legislation that will save more than 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. It can be remembered that Trump rescinded the Obama Administration executive order that allowed young undocumented immigrants, who were brought into the country as children, to legally live and work in the U.S.

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