Students Walk Out Across the Country Against Attacks on DACA



Friday, November 8—Hundreds of college and high school students walked out and joined with people of all ages against the Trump/Pence regime’s attempt to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA is the federal program that since 2012 has given 800,000 “Dreamers”—undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children—temporary protection from deportation and allowed them to go to school and hold jobs. The end of DACA would mean these youths could be deported, separated from families and friends—or hunted down as “illegals” by ICE agents in the land they grew up in. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, November 12, in a case about whether the regime can go ahead with eliminating DACA. Protest is being planned for that day.

Dozens of protesters have been walking from New York City to Washington, DC, under the banner “Home Is Here,” and stopped today in Philadelphia, where they were joined by many others. The march is also demanding a stop to the Trump/Pence regime’s attempt to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 300,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and other countries who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because their home countries have been ravaged by natural disasters, war, and famine.

In DC, hundreds from many cities and states protested outside the Supreme Court. In Oklahoma City, hundreds of youths poured out of eight high schools and the University of Oklahoma and held a spirited march and rally. Hundreds more from California to Florida to Arizona walked out on the day of protest. They raised the chants “Home is here,” “Here to stay,” and “Undocumented, Unafraid.” More school walkouts and other protests are planned for next week.




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