Gilroy residents encourage city council to take action in support of DACA recipients

GILROY, Calif. (KGO) -- About two dozen people gathered outside of Gilroy City Hall Monday night to encourage the city council to take action in support of immigrants and DACA recipients.

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The group, organized by People Acting in Community Together, or PACT, wants the council to pass a resolution that limits the city's cooperation with ICE and gives peace of mind to the immigrant community.

Attendees held signs and candles while a priest and pastor lead the group in prayers. They also sang "Imagine" by John Lennon.

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City council members said they are working on a resolution.

In fact, they were drafting a resolution before President Trump announced he was ending the DACA program. So now, they're adding language to include so-called Dreamers.

"Obviously it's very close to me, being from a migrant family. I know exactly what they're going through," Gilroy City Councilmember Fred Tovar said.

They hope to bring it to the council for a vote soon.

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