Looming Threat to 'Dreamers,' Immigration Crackdown Stokes Fears in Local Communities

Route Fifty: AVON, Colo. — Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Colorado and across the nation are facing a Sept. 5 deadline that could see them chased back into the shadows of illegal immigration at a time when cities and towns are grappling with stepped up Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions at county and municipal courthouses.

“It’s not just me. Obviously, there’s a huge population of Hispanics here in this county in the same process that I am,” said Alex Trujillo, 21, a resident of Eagle County, located on Colorado's Western Slope. “We’re scared that if DACA were to be removed now that some of us are older, it’s going to affect us.”

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