Little Rock High School Students Protest the End of DACA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Little Rock students made their voices heard in the debate over immigration law in the US. 

We've reported thousand of people are worried about deportation after the Trump Administration announced it's ending DACA- a program protecting undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children. 

We met students who organized the protests against that decision at Little Rock Central High School Friday. 

Jenifer Carmona helped organize the protest before school started and the protest after school got out. 

She said, "I was just really afraid that I'm putting myself out at risk by doing this but I feel like if somebody doesn't speak up who will."

We saw more than 2 dozen students after school at the march, and more than a hundred people participated in the morning protesting the Trump administration's decision to end DACA. 

Jenifer said, "When I found out that DACA got removed I sat in the hallway here at Little Rock Central High and I cried of the thought of having to start all over again."

The high school senior said her parents brought her to America from Mexico when she was 4-years-old

The 17-year-old said, "I remember crying for weeks straight when I got here (to America) and leaving all my family behind. And of course now the family that I do have in Mexico they're strangers to me because I don't know them. This is my home."

Jenifer put her fears aside and teamed up with friends to make their voices heard. 

Kassandra Torres said, "It honestly it teared me up, seeing how many people actually came made posters and actually protested with us because we want to make our voices heard." 

Kassandra helped her friends set up the two demonstrations. 

She said, "It just opened me up and just like surprised me I couldn't really believe all these people came out even though it was last minute."

Jenifer and friends received overwhelming support. 

Jenifer said to another student that came up to her to express support, "Thank you so much. Thank you so much."

The support showed while Jenifer waits to find out what her future holds. 

She said DACA made it possible for her to get a job. 

We previously reported President Trump said Congress needs to come up with a plan for people in the program in the next 6 months. 

 

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