As a Pomona College alumna in Washington D.C. stood in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday among the plaintiffs challenging President Donald Trump administration’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a group of 500 people gathered on the steps outside of Frary Dining Hall to stand in solidarity with undocumented and DACAmented students.
Some walked out of class. Others poured onto the steps from dining halls, administrative offices, faculty spaces and jobs in Claremont Village, joining the group of protesters in chants of “No DACA, no peace,” “sin papeles y sin miedo” (without papers and without fear) and “¡Abajo Trump!” (down with Trump).
Various student activists and professors from across the 5Cs led the protest from the top of the steps, flanked by signs reading “Home is here” and “Protect the Dream.”
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Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Condori Bazan made her comments about sanctuary colleges to the rally audience. She made the comments in an interview with TSL. TSL regrets this error.
This article was last updated Nov. 13, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.