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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Local Immigrant Activist Recounts Dream Act Prison Hunger Strike in DC

When the Trump Administration decided to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September, hundreds protested in the streets of Santa Ana. Barbara Hernandez, a 26-year-old Santa Ana resident and DACA recipient, took the news a little differently by walking off her job. "I went into a panic shock," she says. "The [government] knew everything about me." Never having devoted her life to activism before, Hernandez quickly shed the fear and risked deportation as a member of the Dream 7 just last month.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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