SANTA FE – About 400 people rallied at Santa Fe Community College Tuesday — including students who walked out of classes with support from the college administration — to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind a program which protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.
Many at the rally/walkout have been beneficiaries of former President Barrack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Hector Aveldano of New Mexico Dreamers in Action, which organized the rally, called Trump’s action “really messed up.”
“DACA has been a success, everybody knows DACA has been a success,” he said. Aveldano said the so-called dreamers are “here to stay” and need to rally together in the next six months and try to protect the program.
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