INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In response to reports of students who say they’re uncomfortable with possible immigration changes, walkouts are planned in protest at college campuses nationwide on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
In Indiana, students are taking part at IU Bloomington and South Bend, IUPUI (Indianapolis), the University of Notre Dame, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana State University and DePauw University.
These students are part of a group of more than 130 campuses nationwide calling for sanctuary campuses, havens for people who they call the “most vulnerable,” including undocumented students.
Organizers in Indianapolis say this will stand in opposition to what they call hate and racism.
“Throughout this week, we have been seeing a lot of writing on campus about derogatory things to minorities,” said organizer Hector Morales. “We are trying to accomplish, to tell IUPUI students you’re are not alone and we are going to come together to fix this problem.”
On the other side of this issue, President-elect Donald Trump addressed illegal immigration on 60 Minutes, saying, “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”
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