On Tuesday, September 5th 2017, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), an executive order by President Obama that provided work authorization and temporary protection from deportation to approximately 800,000 undocumented people brought as children into the US.
Upon the announcement of the end of the DACA Program, the Latino Cultural Center opened their doors to the UIC community to provide a safe space for undocumented folks to see the announcement and react to the news. During the day, students and faculty came to the LCC to make posters as they prepared for the Protection for All rally that took place in Federal Plaza. As the UIC community moves forward in the aftermath of this announcement, the LCC reaffirms their commitment to standing in solidarity with undocumented students and families. Find more resources here.