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Cartoon by Liam Kampsen

With the news that President Trump is going to do “something” with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) many students are left wondering what they can do to help defend DACA recipients.

While Trump hasn’t announced his finalized plans for DACA, his track record with undocumented people and specifically Hispanic people have people worried for what is coming next.

For those who think that DACA doesn’t affect people here in Kansas, they should know that in Kansas alone, DACA helps more than 6,800 people to live and work legally in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

It’s a pretty big deal and it’s an important issue.

One group organized a rally to show DACA recipients that they are supported. That is an amazing example of how people can vocally show their support.

But outside of calling and writing to their lawmakers, posting to social media and waiting for the next rally to be organized, many are unsure of what to do next.

In the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, it seems fitting that those who want to defend DACA support those who are under fire at these events.

Show your support for Dreamers and attend one of the many Hispanic Heritage Month events.

Let people know you are ready to defend them.

Attend a H.A.L.O. meeting and listen to voices that are different from your own.

Attend the ‘Undocumented in America Panel’ which will take place at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Phi Kappa Phi room in the Memorial Union and listen to perspectives different than your own.

Go to the Spanish Club Meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 and show your support.

Make it a personal goal to listen to other perspectives, different from your own, and gain a wider worldview and understanding.

It would be a dull, sad world if we were all alike, so appreciate the cultural diversity that is available to you both on Emporia State’s campus and the world.

We’re stronger when we support each other.

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