SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University students stood up against President Donald Trump’s controversial DACA decision Friday.
They staged a walk out toward the amphitheater in Strong Hall.
The MSU College Democrats President James Moore initiated the walkout, urging the university’s administration to take action toward protecting both undocumented and DACA students.
Letters were also signed to Congress demanding senators support DACA “Dreamers”.
“Whatever side of the issue people may be on, it’s important to reiterate the importance of voicing your opinion,” Brandon McCoy, student body president, said. “Our lawmakers don’t know how we feel until we tell them. So it’s important to stay engaged in the process.”
DACA is an Obama-era program that defers deportation, offering work permits and giving educational opportunities to undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.
Missouri has about 3,500 DACA recipients.