Date(s) - Monday, March 5
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meet in front of Storke Tower.
As the support and advocacy representative organization for undocumented students at UCSB, IDEAS has organized a walkout joining many others across the country. We are tired of living in fear and being scapegoats of this country’s societal problems due to a broken immigration system and systematic oppression. We urge all of UCSB’s students, staff, faculty, and the Santa Barbara community to take immediate action and join us in our walk-out. Do not be idle on this day – there is power in our joined collective.
In the U.S. 800,000 DACA recipients, along with 11 million other undocumented families, friends, and neighbors have lived in constant fear and uncertainty from the moment they arrived in the United States; but especially since the inauguration of Trump and over the past five months, this fear and uncertainty has grown exponentially due to the rescindment of DACA and threats of mass deportation.
March 5th is significant to undocumented communities because it is the deadline that Trump gave Congress to find an immigration solution that would replace the DACA program. Congress has failed to vote on a single piece of bipartisan legislation to protect the 800,00 DACA recipients and 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S for nearly two decades.
UCSB has failed to fulfill IDEAS demands for over 3 years. Nevertheless, we have been surviving and thriving every day in face of this inaction. Wherever we go, we contribute to the wellness of the nation, to the prestige of the University. We no longer accept being ignored.
Join us and walkout from work or school and march with us as we demand an immigration reform for the over 11 million undocumented immigrants living and contributing to this country and for the UCSB administration to meet the needs of undocumented students. Walkout with us as we make progress and fight for our right to have adequate resources at our UCSB campus and for our right to live beyond borders.