A decade of DACA offers relief, no solution to undocumented immigrants


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At around 5 a.m. on June 15, 2012, Reyna Montoya, an immigrant rights activist from Arizona, received a call from the White House. A spokesperson suggested that she organize a watch party and press conference because in the following hours the president would make a very important announcement — one that would change the lives of undocumented youth.

“I got nervous. They didn’t give me details and I didn’t know what it was about,” she told La Voz/The Arizona Republic.

At the time, Montoya was an organizer with the Arizona Dream Coalition. So, she got the word out and had some 40 to 60 people show up to hear the news. “I brought my people together, ‘Dreamers,’ parents, and we got together to watch the national message,” Montoya said.