Dozens marched in defense of DACA and Dreamers from Western Kentucky University’s campus to Senator Rand Paul’s downtown office Tuesday.
Locals of all ages gathered with signs at WKU’s Cherry Hall—holding them high as they marched with over 500 signatures on a petition supporting DACA.
The same day, President Trump announces the program, which shields children from deportation who were brought to America illegal, will end.
They delivered the petition to the Senators office on State Street, asking him to support the Dream Act legislature and making their presence in the fight for dreamers known.
Bowling Green citizen, Maureen Davis stresses, “The community has to get out, stand-up, and turn things around to support those more vulnerable members of our community.” Fabian Alvarez, an English Professor at WKU explains that, “a lot of these individuals were brought here as children and this is the only country that they know and they really want to be a part of this county, and that’s really what this is about—helping them become the citizens that they already are in their hearts,” and a sophomore at WKU, Jake Raymond says it’s important he fight for those targeted students around him, "I know a lot of Hispanic students, I know quite a few Chinese students and a few Arab students, so I may lose a couple friends.”