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'Dreamers' walk out of class, rally in Colorado Springs

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Six months ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or 'DACA' program would be rescinded. 

The President, giving congress 6 months to find a solution to the program. 

After waiting for the deadline, dozens of dreamers in southern Colorado say they're disappointed congress did not come up with a decision by today. 

With a recent decision by the Supreme Court, this decision is in their hands for the time being- after they denied a hearing to challenge the program. 

'Honestly, I didn't want it to come to this because I thought that congress was really going to do something,' said Monica Perez, a dreamer in Colorado Springs. 

In response to the deadline, students at Mitchell High School walked out of class Monday afternoon. 

Shortly after, a handful of people showed up to Acacia Park in Colorado Springs- sharing their stories and marching to Rep. Scott Tipton's and Sen. Cory Gardner's offices. 

While the crowd was small, it didn't come without a little bit of resistance. 

A man from the crowd shouted at the mother of a dreamer at the rally, shouting 'because you're here illegally,' a woman standing alongside and translating for the mother asked him, 'what did you do to be here?' the man responded, 'I was born here.'

The man did not give News 5 his name, 'why didn't they go with what trump said? For DACA? Because it wasn't good enough for them? It doesn't make sense to me.'

News 5 asked why the man attended the rally, 'I'd seen them gathering and I was just wondering what they were trying to say, it's just interesting to me, like why don't they want to go with what's being offered for DACA right now?'

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