LAS VEGAS - One of the most high-profile Dreamers and champion of the DACA program lives in Las Vegas. Astrid Silva got the attention of retired former U.S. Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, because of letters she wrote to him during a time when she was worried about being deported.
Ever since then, Silva has been a rising star and voice for Dreamers. She even gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention.
"When I was 4 years old my mother, and I climbed into a raft, and we crossed a river to join my father in America in search of a better life," Silva said. "So when Donald Trump talks about deporting 11 million people he's talking about ripping families apart."
Silva also gave the Democratic response to President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress earlier this year.
She spoke with 8 News NOW Tuesday about the president's decision to end DACA.
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