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Despite Feeling ‘Defrauded’ By The End Of Daca, Dreamers Refuse To Return To Their Country Of Origin

DACA youth were “defrauded” by the government and were victims of their own success, a panel of experts, including DACA recipients, concluded at one of the workshops for journalists at the conference “EWA: Journalism for Latinos in Education in the Trump Era” on Monday in Anaheim.

The elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), announced by the Trump administration last week, was called a “fraud” by the panelists.

“They really made a pact with the devil,” said Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) before a dozen educational journalists, members of the Education Writers Association (EWA) . “They trusted that (the DACA program) was a sacred pact and turned out to be cruelly violated by President Trump,” he said.