High schoolers pack Senate office building to push for DACA fix

If no legislative solution is found, illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children would once again be subject to deportation. (@blibal/Twitter)

by Joe Nuziale 

A Senate office building was packed with high school protesters who walked out of their schools on Thursday.

Armed with signs and their voices, numerous high school students from around the Washington D.C. area crowded into the Hart Office Building with demands for Congress to pass a new DREAM Act. The original DACA program was ended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions this past September with a six-month delay for lawmakers to find a solution.

If no legislative solution is found, illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children would once again be subject to deportation.

A police officer who spoke with reporter Daniel Dale said that the voices of the students echoing off the walls of the building’s atrium sounded “like a football game.”

According to a report from the Washingtonian, the students are expected to move to the House side of the U.S. Capitol building to call out House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan, R-Wis., was indecisive about voting on a standalone bill would restore DACA benefits to recipients.

 

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