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Students walk-out in protest of DACA decision

Posted at 12:17 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 19:47:08-04

Students in Tucson have walked out in protest of the DACA decision made by President Trump Tuesday morning.

According to Michelle Valenzuela, spokesperson with Tucson Unified School District, 60 Cholla High School students and 40 Tucson High students have walked out in protest.

TUSD school safety officers followed the students, who are headed to the UA Mall for a rally by Scholarships A-Z. The organization provides financial support for DACA students.

Dario Andrade Mendoza is a DACA recipient who is currently studying at UA. Mendoza says  the end of DACA hurts not only him but hundreds of others. 

"with this decision I will lose my ability to work and protection from deportation and go back to being undocumented," says Mendoza. 

Adding, that he wants people to speak up. "A lot of people say they support DACA but when something like this happens they don't show up. We need people to stop being silent and stop being neutral."

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