CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A local group is organizing a protest march to support DACA.
Bend the Arc:CU says the protest is to emphasize “the unjust and inhumane plans to potentially deport young immigrants who were brought here as infants and children by their undocumented parents.”
Members of the group hope to influence Republican Congressman Rodney Davis to “do the right thing” in the scheduled February 8 vote and help pass a clean Dream Act to protect the more than 700,000 dreamers in the country, including about 40,000 in Illinois.
The march starts just north of Neil and Green streets at 11:30 am, Saturday, and ends on Main Street.
The march is the second of three actions the group is taking to support the issue. Leaders arranged for at least five faith groups to visit Davis’ local office to deliver their message for DACA support.
The third event is a candlelight vigil taking place in front of Alma Mater, about 5 pm, Wednesday, the night before Congress votes.