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Wichita Activist Group Offering Legal Advice To DACA Recipients

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A crowd of DACA supporters gathers at the steps of the Sedgwick County Courthouse Tuesday, not long after the announcement that the program is being rescinded.

Wichita's Sunflower Community Action will hold a community strategy meeting on Monday night for Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients.

DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, are searching for answers on how to proceed following the announcement this week that the Trump administration is rescinding the program over the next six months.

DACA protects certain immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. At a recent meeting, director Lupe Magdaleno told DACA recipients that lawyers will come to answer questions.

“We’re human beings with human rights and we need to learn how to stand up for those rights," Magdaleno says. "We will have attorneys present over here to give us some legal advice.”

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Sunflower Community Action near the corner of 17th and Ash.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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