Protesters demand Knight give them a “Dream Act Now” (VIDEO)
A Los Angeles based organization protests in support of immigrant rights outside of Rep. Steve Knight's Santa Clarita office on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Skylar Barti
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Congressman Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office with demands for a “Dream Act now.”

L.A. Voice, a chapter of the Pico National Network, grabbed signs, megaphones and their voices to bring their message and demands for continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The protest comes the day after DACA expired, ending a nearly six-year executive action to protect immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a two year deferred action from being deported.

A Los Angeles based organization protests in support of immigrant rights outside of Rep. Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

Protesters claimed they had entered the office early and knocked onto the door to speak to Knight, however they were stopped by a secretary who claimed Knight too busy to speak.

The protesters responded by mass calling Knight’s office, as another avenue for their protest, according to video posted on the group’s Facebook page.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies stage near a protest outside Rep. Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office. Austin Dave/The Signal

Sheriff’s Station officials were called to Knight’s local office on the 26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive regarding a large crowd that had gathered. Deputies said the crowd was orderly and compliant, and dispersed not long after station officials made contact with the group’s organizers around 1 p.m.

Pico National Network is a faith-based working to create innovative solutions to problems facing communities since 1972. worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy, according to its website.

BREAKING: Protestors at Rep. Steve Knight’s office; LASD assembling

BREAKING: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies responded to reports of protestors refusing to leave Representative Steve Knight’s office. Reporter Austin Dave is live with details.

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

About the author

Skylar Barti

Skylar Barti

Skylar currently works for The Signal as a staff writer. Before working for the The Signal he was a student and senior producer for College of the Canyons Cougar News.

A Los Angeles based organization protests in support of immigrant rights outside of Rep. Steve Knight's Santa Clarita office on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

Protesters demand Knight give them a “Dream Act Now” (VIDEO)

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Congressman Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office with demands for a “Dream Act now.”

L.A. Voice, a chapter of the Pico National Network, grabbed signs, megaphones and their voices to bring their message and demands for continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The protest comes the day after DACA expired, ending a nearly six-year executive action to protect immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a two year deferred action from being deported.

A Los Angeles based organization protests in support of immigrant rights outside of Rep. Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

Protesters claimed they had entered the office early and knocked onto the door to speak to Knight, however they were stopped by a secretary who claimed Knight too busy to speak.

The protesters responded by mass calling Knight’s office, as another avenue for their protest, according to video posted on the group’s Facebook page.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies stage near a protest outside Rep. Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office. Austin Dave/The Signal

Sheriff’s Station officials were called to Knight’s local office on the 26400 block of Carl Boyer Drive regarding a large crowd that had gathered. Deputies said the crowd was orderly and compliant, and dispersed not long after station officials made contact with the group’s organizers around 1 p.m.

Pico National Network is a faith-based working to create innovative solutions to problems facing communities since 1972. worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy, according to its website.

BREAKING: Protestors at Rep. Steve Knight’s office; LASD assembling

BREAKING: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies responded to reports of protestors refusing to leave Representative Steve Knight’s office. Reporter Austin Dave is live with details.

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

About the author

Skylar Barti

Skylar Barti

Skylar currently works for The Signal as a staff writer. Before working for the The Signal he was a student and senior producer for College of the Canyons Cougar News.