Hall High students protest Trump's decision to end DACA program

Hall High students protest decision to end DACA program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two days after the Trump administration announced it would phase out the DACA program, protested erupted across the country.

Here in Arkansas, several protests happened in Little Rock including one outside Hall High School. A group of students stood on the sidewalk with signs and chanting, "Education is a right. We support DACA."

The immigration program helped undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. Roughly 800,000 people are currently enrolled in the program.

The population of Hispanic students at Hall High is roughly 24 percent, which is above the average for most schools in Little Rock.

"I feel like we should be allowed to stand up for each other," said Destiny Raglin, a student at Hall High. "It's not about a simple race, it's about being human beings."

A small group also gathered on the steps of the Capitol steps, protesting in solidarity with groups in Washington D.C. Though the numbers were small when THV11 cameras visited, event organizers say the number is expected to grow throughout the day.

The Arkansas United Community Coalition announced that a hunger strike will begin Thursday night on the steps in protest of the proposed changes.

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