HOUSTON (FOX 26) - They stood chanting along Memorial Drive. DACA may be dead, but their dream is not, the dream to stay in the country where they arrived as children. It’s a country they don't want to leave. For example, Francisco Martinez arrived here at four.
"The first day I found out it was ending I was angry, I was very angry. I was disappointed. I did everything right just for him to tell me you're wrong," Martinez said.
That "he" is President Trump who announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was ending. Then he tossed it into Congress's lap demanding it come up with a legislative solution. Some members of Congress agree. That's why demonstrators from "United We Dream" rallied around offices like Senator John Cornyn's.
"Senator Cornyn has said he wants legislative solutions to DACA and we want the same thing and we believe pushing for the DREAM Act is a legislative solution," said organizer Oscar Hernandez
Not just a DREAM Act, but a Clean Dream that offers a path to citizenship without a wall or deportations. The Senator is in D.C. right now. but his office released a statement that reads in part, "This policy, while well-intentioned, was implemented without the approval of Congress by a President who exceeded his authority under the Constitution. This President now has the chance to work with Congress towards finding a solution to this issue where his predecessor failed. "
It goes on to praise Dreamers as productive members of Texas society, productive members like Francisco Martinez who want to stay in Texas and the other states as well.
"This is my home. This is what I know. If they take me back to my country I really don't remember what it looks like."