Students show support for DACA


Protestors support DACA inside John Peace Library. Photo courtesy of John Dye

Joseph Torres

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known as Dreamers.

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced their intention to repeal the program, allowing the program to continue operating while being reviewed. The Supreme Court facilitated arguments for the program’s removal on Nov. 12.

“This is just the first step. In the future, we can mobilize and contact representatives whether that be city council or state reps,” Isabella Briseño, senior English major, said. “Don’t be afraid to reach out to city council. They’re going to be the most accessible.”

The demonstration marched through the Sombrilla Plaza, the John Peace Library and finished at the Rowdy statue on UTSA’s Main Campus.

The demonstration concluded with students chanting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.”