Local rally will help immigrant children

Local churches and organizations are planning a Rally in Support of Dreamers at 6:30 p.m. today at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St.

The rally is being organized to support immigrant children threatened with deportation, said The Rev. Felipe Martinez, First Presbyterian Church.

In an announcement about the rally, organizers said President Donald Trump is planning to rescind the executive order known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA protects from deportation young undocumented immigrants (known as Dreamers) who were brought to the United States as children by their parents, the announcement states.

Those who attend the rally will be asked to write to their senators and congressman asking them to pass legislation which would place DACA protections into law.

Participants are asked to show their support by bringing American flags and signs expressing love and solidarity.

Collaborating partners include First Presbyterian Church, Bartholomew County Indivisible, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, SuCasa and Islamic Society of Columbus.

If you go

What: Rally in Support of Dreamers

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Where: Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St.

For: The rally is being organized to support immigrant children threatened with deportation.

Partners: First Presbyterian Church, Bartholomew County Indivisible, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, SuCasa and Islamic Society of Columbus.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.