Hundreds gathered at the Robert E. Coyle Federal Courthouse in downtown Fresno on a hot Tuesday afternoon after the Trump administration announced the end of DACA.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had protected about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

This was just one of many protests by DACA supporters, not only taking place around the country, but within Fresno itself.

The gathering delivered what was expected of such a protest gathering. Speeches, a bullhorn, drums.

And politicians. Fresno City Councilmembers Emeralda Soria and Oliver Baines talked with the crowd, showing their support for “Dreamers.”

Those affected by DACA also appeared holding signs. We found one young woman, Rocio Loera, who doesn’t know what her future will look like.

There was a Brown Beret on hand, with a stick in tow. It is hard to know if he was joking or not about that knife he carried. He told us he was smiling behind his bandana when he told us that the knife was for slicing lemons.

But the coolest guy at the protest: the ice cream man,of course.

About The Author

David is a familiar name in Fresno journalism, working as a producer, writer and assignment editor for various radio and TV stations. He has covered the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, UFC, Fresno State and many political campaigns.   David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Michelle have their hands full at home with three little ones. Originally from the Bay Area, David is a diehard Giants fan. Contact: dtaub@gvwire.com; Phone: 559-492-4037

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