“THIS IS MY HOME. THIS IS ALL I KNOW.”

 

VO:  BRIAN GONALEZ CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF THREE AS AN UNDOCUMENTED YOUNG PERSON. NOW TWENTY, HE SAYS THAT THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS POLICY ON IMMIGRATION, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS DACA, HAS GIVEN HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO LIVE AND STUDY IN WISCONSIN. HE CAME OUT TO TUESDAY’S PROTESTS TO SHOW HIS SUPPORT FOR DACA.

 

SOUNDBYTE: “ONE VOICE MIGHT NOT BE HEARD, BUT HUNDREDS EVEN THOUSANDS OF VOICES? THAT MAKES AN IMPACT.”

 

VO: THIS TUESDAY, THE U.S. SUPREME COURT BEGAN ORAL ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE STATUS OF DACA. THE OUTCOME OF THESE ARGUMENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT THE LIVES OF WISCONSIN RESIDENTS LIVING UNDOCUMENTED.

 

SOUNDBYTE: THE PROTESTS BEHIND ME ARE IN RESPONSE TO THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ON THE FATE OF NEARLY 8,000 DACA DREAMERS IN WISCONSIN ALONE.

 

VO: STUDENTS CROWDED THE CAPITOL TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE CONTINUATION OF DACA. POLITICAL SCIENCE AND CHICANO STUDIES MAJOR ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ-CIBRIAN LEAD CHEERS IN THE CAPITOL BUILDING, AND SAYS THAT THESE PROTESTS BRING IMMIGRANT VOICES TO POLICY MAKERS.

 

SOUNDBYTE: “IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO COME OUT HERE AND DISRUPT AND AT THE SAME TIME MAKE SURE OUR VOICES ARE HEARD SO THAT THOSE IN CHARGE CAN KNOWN THAT IT IMPACTS US.”

 

VO: ALONGSIDE HIM WAS CARLOS PUJA, A STUDENT AT UW MADISON WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT HIS CLASSMATES AFFECTED BY THE POSSIBILITY OF THE COURTS RECIDINING THE POLICY.

 

SOUNDBYTE: “THIS IS THEIR HOME. THIS IS OUR HOME, AND WITH ABOLISHING DACA, THEY ARE TAKING THAT AWAY…”

 

VO: THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESSED THE SUPREME COURT ABOUT DACA IN THEIR BRIEFING TUESDAY, SAYING THAT RECINCING DACA WOULD QUOTE:

 

VO AND GRAPHIC: “IRREPARABLY DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF AMERICA’S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD.”

 

VO: FOR THE BADGER REPORT, I’M CAITLIN ROWE.

 

 

 

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