ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Uncertainty in the future has long since stopped being unfamiliar for immigrants like Raul Ramirez.
"I knew that I was undocumented,” Ramirez said. “So I knew the kind of issues that I was going to face."
However, those issues, the ones illegal immigrants are facing now across the country and in Rochester, are still very unfamiliar to many.
"Currently DACA and TPS protect almost a million people from deportation,” said Paola Betchart, the Rochester Committee on Latin America.
So, on the same day that DACA supporters gathered to march on Washington, ROCLA partnered with University of Rochester students who shared why they won't stay quiet about this issue.
"I don't want my dad to leave the county in six months or a year,” said Haydi Torres, a member of UR DREAMers.
Haydi Torres' dad is a TPS recipient.
"TPS stands for 'Temporary Protective Status' and he has been in this country for more than 22 years and has only been to Honduras once,” Torres said.
Even the news that can make or break the Torres family and many others, Torres says, is difficult to keep that from becoming unfamiliar too.
"It's very hard, because there's a new headline and you see and read it in like, five minutes like a new report, but it's actually someone who isn't going to be able to sleep at night,” said Torres.
So, Torres says, she will do her part to keep her story as front page news.
"I tell myself that you have to be strong and you have to speak up," Torres said.