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If you’re an immigration “dreamer,” Donald Trump may throw you out of the United States.

So a number of civil rights groups Monday will launch a week of events demanding the Trump Administration continue allowing “dreamers” to stay in the U.S.

According to media sources and even a worried Gov. Jerry Brown, the Trump Administration is about ready to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has allowed people brought to this country illegally as children to stay in the U.S. for work or study without fear of deportation.

The DACA program was introduced in 2012 by President Barack Obama.

Brown condemned any Trump plan to end the dreamer program as “cruel.”

“To uproot these young people from the only country they have known as home is to turn our back on the future,” Brown wrote in a letter to Trump. “It is cruel and it runs counter to the ideal this country was founded on.”

Brown urged Trump to work with Congress to pass a new Dream act instead of ending the program.

Meanwhile in Southern California, home to thousands of “dreamers,” a coalition of civil rights groups has announced a series of local events.

Organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the California Dream Network (CDN), in collaboration with young undocumented immigrants, their families and supporters, “Rise Up 4 DACA” will take place during five consecutive days starting Monday in a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles County.

Here is the schedule of “Rise Up 4 DACA” events:

Monday, Aug. 28:

— 8-9 a.m., banner and poster drops at Los Angeles Street overpass of 101 Freeway

— 10 a.m.-noon, youth meet with Sen. Kamala Harris, UCLA Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St., Los Angeles

— 7 a.m.-3 p.m., phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House, CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. Third St., Los Angeles

— 3-5 p.m., DACA youth visit U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez’s District Office, 12440 E. Imperial Highway, Norwalk

Tuesday, Aug. 29:

— 8-9 a.m., banner and poster drops at Los Angeles Street overpass of 101 Freeway

— 7 a.m.-3 p.m., phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House, CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. Third St., Los Angeles

— Noon, DACA recipients lunch with Sen. Harris, Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

— Midnight, bus with 50 community members departs from Los Angeles in route to Sacramento in support of DACA and SB 638, the anti-fraud immigration consultant bill. CHIRLA, 2533 W. Third St., Los Angeles

Wednesday, Aug. 30:

— 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House, CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. Third St., Los Angeles

— 5-7 p.m., vigil to protect DACA, Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Thursday, Aug. 31:

— 8-9 a.m., banner and poster drops at Los Angeles Street overpass of 101 Freeway

— 7 a.m.-3 p.m., phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House, CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. Third St., Los Angeles

Friday, Sept. 1:

— 10 a.m.-noon, large rally in support of DACA, Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles.

—Staff and wire reports

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