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California Democrats call on Trump administration to 'save DACA' with social media drive

Several congressional Democrats urged President-elect Donald Trump to protect so-called Dreamers, students and youth who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children, when he takes office next month.

In tweets and Facebook posts, elected officials urged Trump not to reverse President Obama's Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals plan, which put off deportations for Dreamers, as he had promised to do on the campaign trail.

The online campaign uses an image that reads "We are a nation of immigrants" and the hashtag "SaveDACA" in reference to the program.

Leading the charge were prominent Californians, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senator-elect Kamala Harris.

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) also chimed in, linking to an article about the open letter California college and university officials sent to Trump on the issue.

California Democrats have already asked President Obama to pardon the Dreamers and protect their information before he leaves office.

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