Students rally to defend DACA at Rowe

BY Anna zarra aldrich • Septmember 19, 2017 • 6:00 A.M.

Students gathered at the University of Connecticut last night in a rally to support the “Dreamers” who may be impacted by the end of the national Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program.

Dozens of students and faculty gathered outside the John W. Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education on the overcast evening to speak and listen to speakers talk about the importance of the DACA program, which President Trump recently announced he would be “winding down” the program.

Julian Yuliawan is a seventh semester, music and entrepreneurship major at UConn. Through the UConn Idea Grant program he was able to secure funding to create his own hip-hop music project, "Big Dreams."