Dreamers in Columbus are hopeful after President Trump's latest DACA remarks


Dreamers living in central Ohio who are still uncertain about their future, say they are hopeful after the President's meeting Wednesday night about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Dreamer Nathalie Bertran has been building her life in Columbus for about 3 years now.

"This is basically my home. I'm like growing up here, being an adult, so it's a different phase in my life," Bertran said.

She says it wouldn't have been possible without the DACA program.

"I have a life. So I'm trying to plan my life and it's very hard to do that with that uncertainty," Bertran said.

Like nearly 800,000 dreamers living in America, Bertran isn't sure what's next for her. At least not for the next 6 months.

President Trump announced he would end the DACA program and urged Congress to pass a replacement.

"At the beginning, it was very shocking. I was confused, I didn't know what to expect," Bertran said.

But a meeting at the White House Wednesday night brought Bertran some comfort.

President Trump and Democratic leaders may have left with a possible compromise for dreamers in exchange for tougher border security.

"There's still a lot of hope in that, and we hope that everyone is working to get this resolved," Bertran said.

Bertran says the movements of support across the country and right here in Columbus give dreamers hope too.

"I think it's really important that we all stick together, the community sticks together because we are part of the community," she said.

At the age of 9, Bertran's parents brought her to New York City to follow the American dream.

Bertran is doing the same and she wants to continue to follow it because this is her home.

"Any solution would be a great solution. It's better than having nothing," Bertran said.

Congress has 6 months to work out a deal for DACA recipients.