YAKIMA, Wa.- The Yakima County Dream Team hosted a rally to support immigration reform tonight, it was just one of many rallies that took place across the country.
Immigration advocacy groups have asked federal courts to block deportation proceedings against minors who don't have the proper legal representation. That's where the Dream Team steps in, they're a social justice organization devoted to helping families torn apart by deportation.
The group is lead by undocumented immigrant youth who are passionate about advocating immigrant rights in the United States. The goal at the rally today was to call on President Barack Obama to extend administrative relief to illegal immigrants.
Elizabeth Lara, an organizer of the Yakima Dream Team said in response to this issue, "Our parents don't have that kind of relief and have to live with the fear of deportation everyday, so we are joining the action to put pressure on the president so he can expand D.A.C.A. laws and stop deportation."
The Dream Team had different support groups at the event. They shared stories of families who have been affected by deportation and spoke about their fight to bring back loved ones. The speakers also shared their thoughts on the current immigration reform debate.
The Dream Team says they're devoted to their mission and will keep fighting for their rights.