Lou Correa

Trump's decision on the 'Dreamers' is personal for some Californians in Congress

Trump's decision on the 'Dreamers' is personal for some Californians in Congress

After President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012, a cousin approached Nanette Barragán and asked her if it was safe to apply.

Barragán remembers telling the young woman, “When the government tells you that your information is not going to be used against you, you take the government at their word.”

Her answer to that relative five years ago weighs heavily on the freshman congresswoman today as the nation awaits President Trump’s decision on whether he’ll allow the program to continue.

“Before the message was: If you are good, if you are under the radar, you are paying your taxes … if you are a good person, they are...

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