The night Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, George Escobar knew DACA was doomed. Candidate Trump had pledged to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and President Trump would surely deliver.
“We knew [ending the DACA program] was imminent as soon as the election results were handed out,” Escobar, senior director of CASA de Maryland, said.
So, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would phase out the DACA program in six months, Escobar was ready. He and over 1,000 other activists with CASA and other local groups marched from the White House, past Trump International Hotel and the Department of Justice and ended at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters.