Six arrested at pro-DACA rally

AUSTIN - The Department of Public Safety charged the 3 men and 3 women with criminal trespass when they refused to leave Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office.
 
In 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program allowed young immigrants to avoid deportation.
 
The rally comes after several Texas mayors and judges signed a letter sent to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Friday condemning his recent demand to rescind a federal immigration program commonly known as DACA.

In June, Attorney General Paxton threatened to sue the federal government if DACA is not rescinded by September.

Youth, workers and immigrant families of United We Dream and Worker's Defense Project gathered in front of his office located on 14th Street at around 3 p.m. with banners.

KVUE's Tina Shively was at the protest streaming live on Facebook:

Paxton's office released the following statement in response to the protests:

“We’re fortunate to live in a great country where the First Amendment matters and people have the right to express their opinions freely and hold peaceful protests. It’s my sworn duty to defend the Constitution and enforce the laws passed by the Texas Legislature.” 

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