WATCH: Students walk out of class, shut down streets in support of illegal immigrants
- Students from Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University walked out of class and marched to raise awareness for DACA.
- The Georgetown students marched through Georgetown and Dupont Circle, with plans to shut down traffic.
- The Supreme Court recently heard arguments for the DACA case.
Hundreds of Washington D.C. college students walked out of class to raise awareness for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ahead of the Supreme Court arguments that were heard on November 12.
The Supreme Court is weighing the legality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate the program enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012. DACA, which was created through executive order, protects illegal immigrant children who were brought to the U.S. as minors. Many of these immigrants are now college-aged students.