With the announcement that Trump will be undoing the progress the Obama administration made by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an outcry across the nation from citizens and representatives alike has been heard.
In response to Trump’s action, students across Denver staged a walkout to protest the administration’s move. Fox 31 Denver reported:
‘Students gathered at Barnum Park at West Sixth Avenue and Federal Boulevard before marching to the Tavoli Center on the Auraria campus.
Students from West High School gathered in Sunken Gardens Park and walked to Lincoln Park.
Another large group walked in the Five Points neighborhood with police vehicles at intersections to help escort the students.
Students at North High School walked out of classes and gathered across the street at Viking Park. The group then marched down Speer Boulevard toward the Auraria campus.’
Video of the marches quickly went viral with many being shared over Twitter.
— Andrew Kenney (@AndyKnny) September 5, 2017
Trump’s rescinding of DACA will affect over 800,000 individuals who were brought to the country by their parents, long before they had any say. Those individuals have since grown up, attended school, worked, and contributed to the American economy. They are also old enough to have their own families now.
Trump remarked he did not enjoy punishing children, but, oh well.
‘I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are a nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.’
Trump’s decision will be rolled out in six months, allowing Congress time to address the issue. He even admitted doing so to shift blame away from his administration.
‘Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.’
However, it’s hard to see Congress being able to accomplish anything these days. Though, many Republican officials have voiced displeasure at Trump’s decision including John McCain, who called the decision a “wrong approach.”
Featured image via Twitter.