Oklahoma City students call for immigration reform
The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - November 10, 2017 11:56 am
Immigrant youth and students at Santa Fe South High School stage a walkout and rally calling on Congress to pass a clean Dream Act on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Hundreds of students at a south Oklahoma City high school called for immigration reform when they joined more than 30 schools and universities nationwide in a recent walkout.
The Oklahoman reports that the walkouts Thursday occurred two months after President Donald Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would end next year.
The newspaper says that the walkout and rally at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City was peaceful. It wasn’t officially sanctioned by the school, but several teachers also stood with the students to show their support.
Dunia Dominguez, an undocumented junior at the high school, has lived in the U.S. since she was 3 months old. She says the president’s announcement motivated her to protest.
DACA provides deportation relief to nearly 800,000 undocumented students across the nation.