NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With hundreds of thousand of immigrants facing the possibility of deportation, some Nashvillians have been breaking their silence and calling for a “clean" Dream Act.
Dozens walked in unity to call attention to the threat of deportation in Nashville on Saturday.
The organizers said they want others to know they’ve been quiet for too long, and now it's time to let their voices be heard.
With the issues surrounding DACA, Saturday's protest symbolized the last time they remain silent.
No words were spoken as dozens walked in solidarity. College students and community supporters held the silent afternoon march as a way to focus on the silence surrounding DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants affected by the Dream Act.
They marched from Cumberland Park to City Hall in silence. Some of the protestors were DACA recipients, and Belmont University student, Luci Fernandez, said she hopes her parents can stay in the county they call home. She also explained the hardships of deportation.
“Deportation itself is not an easy task, and not a lot of people make it out alive,” Fernandez said. “Deportation is hard. It’s very hard. The places that they take them to and the places they go to are insane. You don't immediately go back home, and when you go home there's danger there, too.”
Organizers have been pushing for members of Congress to step up and support a clean Dream Act.