mens timberland shoes Hundreds call on UNC to help protect undocumented immigrants
The future of hundreds of thousands of people is up in the air less than two weeks after the White House rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA.
Monday night, about 300 people gathered on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus to ask the university to take a stand against the White House and protect undocumented residents, including some who were willing to risk it all.
Rubi Franco was just six years old when her parents paid a stranger to drive her and her two young siblings across the Mexican border with the promise that they would meet them on the other side. She says it’s the price they paid to flee the violence and give their kids a better life.
“It’s very easy for them to judge my family and judge me, not being in our shoes,” Franco said.
Franco, 21, is now a senior at UNC. She was one of the panelists speaking Monday night at an information session about the importance of DACA.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced the end of DACA, a program that protected immigrant youth from deportation and gave them the right to legally live and work in the United States.
“We all feel for those who came here or were brought here without their willingness or understanding that this was going to happen. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Ron Stauss, the executive vice provost at UNC, announced that they have put together a task force to deal with the issue. The first meeting will be Friday and the group plans to come back with a report on a plan to make campus better for undocumented students in early December.
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You have a very uninformed view of these people. This entire thing you have written is trash. Just another under educated person who thinks they understand how everything works but in reality you have never left your safe space. seems pretty snowflakey. And yes we all break laws everyday. you ever go 1 MPH over the speed limit? Roll a stop sign or red light turning right? Its actually against the law to sign off key in NC. or roller blade on the street. Posted by Scott Patterson
scott why don you House all the illegal and then when the criminal element of the illegal robs you let me know how you feel. Not all illegals are criminals but if they want to stay they should do it legally.
I sure a lot of the immigrants are great people who could improve our communities BUT they need to follow the rules. Being in the country for a long time should not generate more sympathy but should raise the question why have they not done anything to legalize their status during that time? I think these meetings, organizers and news stories should focus on the immigration procedures and how to live in this country legally not changing the law to accommodate decades of law breakers.
The speed limit isn raised if everyone drives too fast in an area, it is patrolled more often.
So happy all you that commented are American, you guys sure know how to show your true colors. I would rather have any one of them over any of you as my neighbor any day. Kristine, you break dozens of laws a day, we all do. you just dont know it. so get off your high horse. Posted by Scott Patterson
Scott if you are breaking dozens of laws everyday then you should be in prison. Also, if you prefer to have them as neighbors, why are you still here? There a whole corrupt, murderous third world nation just waiting to kidnap you, cut your fingers off, and hold you for ransom just on the other side of that southern border. I don think anyone is holding you here.