Thursday, 17 November 2016

US students protest to make their campuses sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants Donald Trump plans to deport before he is sworn in

During the US  presidential campaign Donald Trump made it clear about his stance on immigration. A stance his followers loved.
Now that he has become the 45th President of the US he has made it clear that his stance of deporting undocumented immigrants stands.

This decision from a recent stateent he made confirming his stance according to dailymail sent  thousands of college students across the country have a walk  out' in an attempt to make campuses a 'sanctuary' for undocumented immigrants, gay people, Muslims and other minorities.

The protests were part of the '#SanctuaryCampus' movement, and took place at some of the country's most prestigious schools on Wednesday afternoon.

The walk outs took place at more than 100 colleges, including NYU and Columbia in New York City, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Notre Dame, Stanford, USC, Rutgers, the University of Michigan, and Oberlin College in Ohio.

The action is designed to ensure campuses become safe spaces for the most vulnerable people in America - 'undocumented immigrants, Muslims, Black people, Queer people, and all people of color,' according to Cosecha Movement.
The protests were especially focused on immigrants, with protesters saying they fear what could happen to them once Donald Trump takes office.

We as students are walking out today because we recognize undocumented students are among the most vulnerable on our campus and so we are rallying to say that, as citizens or students with privilege, we will put our bodies on the line between them and a Trump presidency,' Hannah Fullerton, a student who helped organize the protest, told the New York Post.


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