Trump will also have the power to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a law that gives temporary protection and work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought the country as children. DACA was put into place after campaigning by young activists known as Dreamers, a reference to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a proposal to grant conditional residency to undocumented youth. In coming weeks, high school students are also expected to join the campaign.

Thais Marquez, an undocumented student and organizer with Movimiento Cosecha, said, “Immigrant youth who had a dream fought for and won DACA against all odds, and our communities won’t be intimidated by Trump even as he threatens to take it away.”

The #SanctuaryCampus campaign is also asking American citizens to recognize that the U.S. economy relies on immigrant labor “and that all Americans have the ability to draw a line in the sand and stand up against scapegoating and dangerous policies in our universities, our churches, our community centers, and everywhere else in America,” Movimiento Cosecha said.

Marquez continued, “We’re calling on our classmates and our neighbors to stand for what’s right and grow a network of support for immigrants on our campuses and beyond. Millions of immigrants do crucial work that makes the American economy run, and we need the support of our country’s churches, community centers, and homes as places of sanctuary against deportation too.”

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