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Students Are Skipping School To Protest DACA’s End

High school students in Denver, Co. walked out of their classrooms Tuesday chanting “no hate” to protest the upcoming end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Students from Barnum Park, West High School, and North High School walked out of their respective schools and took to the streets, reports KDVR. Denver police officers also came out to protect the students and escort them as they walked down the streets.

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Some students carried posters reading “800,000 futures,” a reference to the number of illegal immigrants that receive DACA, while others repeatedly chanted “No justice, no peace! Immigrants are welcome here!”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the DACA program would be rescinded with a six-month delay so that Congress can have an opportunity to act on it if it so chooses.

“This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months, and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act,” President Donald Trump said in a statement after the announcement.

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