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DACA protests continue.

JANESVILLE, WIS. * Wisconsin immigration activists supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are not ruling out further protests outside Sunday Mass at St. John Vianney Church in Janesville, even though the object of those protests, House Speaker Paul Ryan, has announced he will retire from Congress at the end of this legislative session.

The church, whose members include Ryan, was the site of protests in August 2017, when more than two dozen activists picketed outside Mass. Ryan was not in attendance at the time.

The goal of the demonstrations, DACA recipient and protester Valeria Ruiz Lira told NCR, is "to call out Paul Ryan and his failure to bring the Dream Act to a vote." Even though Ryan is retiring, "He is still the speaker. He still has one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. He can bring this to a vote."

Activists argue that legislative action is needed to prevent the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants covered by DACA.

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Date:May 4, 2018
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