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Lufkin DJ's family says call to end DACA is devastating

Photo: Rita Guillen and her daughter. (Source: KTRE) Photo: Rita Guillen and her daughter. (Source: KTRE)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Alonso Guillen, also known around town as DJ Ocho, grew up the later part of his life as a Texan through the DACA program.

But he didn't start out that way. Being born in Mexico, the radio personality made his success through the DACA program.

But with President Trump's announcement to end the program, Guillen's sister says the news is devastating. 

"That's sad because a lot of people benefit from that program," Rita Guillen said.

President Trump's administration announcement affects hundreds of dreamers, including those in East Texas.

In the wake of the funeral service of his cousin Tomas Carreon -- who died helping victims in the Hurricane Harvey -- Victor Hinojosa had to settle with a new reality.

"It affects me that what's going to happen to my future?" Hinojosa said. "What's going to happen to my family? What's going to happen to me?"

Emulating the same worry, the mother of five says this program promised a better future for her children.

"All the people need that," she said. "But right now I'm mom and I want the best for my kids."

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