Who are Chicago’s Dreamers? Here are the faces of DACA

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The fate of hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” hangs in the balance even as President Trump’s deadline for winding down DACA appears to be on hold. Monday, March 5, was the date Trump had planned to start unwinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—created by President Obama to allow undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children to work or go to school. But although the courts have delayed Trump’s plan to end DACA, federal lawmakers have been unable to come up with a long-term solution that would allow the program to continue. Last weekend photographer Michelle Kanaar sat down with several DACA recipients who all came to Chicago from Mexico years ago, and who remain in limbo.

Here are the faces behind the numbers…