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- By Sufia Alam: Campus Editor

On Wednesday, students and community members gathered outside UAB’s Hill Student Center to unite in solidarity for those affected by the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted in 2012 by former President Barack Obama’s administration.

On Tuesday, Sept. 5. President Donald Trump announced that his administration would bring an end to the DACA program in six months to allow Congress to implement a new legislative solution that will directly affect 800,000 college students and their immigration status.

UAB student organizations such as Spanish and Latino Student Association and Sigma Lamda Gamma, Psi Epsilon Chapter gathered outside the Hill Student Center to raise awareness on the issue. 

“DACA is what allowed me step outside the shadows and become the reason why my mother came to America,” said Diana Martinez-Garcia, senior in public health.

Students and members of the community gathered in union and shared personal experiences of being granted DACA approval. Students shared memories from being able to start college for the first time to being able to receive a valid driver’s license. 

Mayor William Bell attended and shared words of support.

“The dreamers have always been here,” Bell said. “They’re individuals that only know one country and that’s the United States of America.”

Sufia Alam can be reached at sufiaalam@uab.edu.

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