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Pop up portrait sheds light on Las Vegas Dreamers

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A traveling art project was posted up in Las Vegas to draw attention to the plight of Dreamers. (FOX5) A traveling art project was posted up in Las Vegas to draw attention to the plight of Dreamers. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A traveling art project was posted up in Las Vegas to draw attention to the plight of Dreamers. 

More than two months since the U.S. Attorney General announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, thousands of Dreamers said their futures in America are still on the line.

DACA temporarily protects young immigrants people from deportation. If congress doesn't pass a law protecting them by March, they could be deported. 

"We seek to create an image of America that reflects its true identity, obviously that's one that includes Dreamers," Paola Ramos, one of the organizers said. 

The Inside Out project partnered with Emerson Collective and traveled to more than 30 cities across the U.S. They camped out at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Monday and Nevada State College Tuesday. 

"We're using art as another art form, another tool, to continue building momentum to urge congress to pass a dream act by the end of the year," Ramos said. 

Jami Delemos was one of many students who shared her image and story. 

"Seeing a visual representation of peoples voices; I think that's powerful," Delemos said. 

She has been in the United States since she was six months old. At 19, the Nevada State College freshman has been studying business management, which could be affected if congress doesn't act to protect Dreamers. 

"Just knowing that your time is running out, that's the problem. No one else is talking about it," Delemos said. 

The goal of the Inside Out Dreamers project is to push lawmakers to get legislation passed protecting Dreamers, before the end of 2018. 

"I think there's something very powerful about having these images posted and pasted all over the city because it sends a strong message to elected officials saying 'This is my face, this is my role in your city, I am part of your city and part of your state.' That's exactly what we're trying to do here," Ramos said. 

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