Denver college students protest Trump's immigration policy, call for sanctuary campus

Undocumented students march through campus

DENVER -- College students at the Auraria Campus joined others across the country in calling for sanctuary campuses Wednesday afternoon.

A group marched around campus and through buildings while chanting messages like, "Down down with deportation, up up with liberation."

Undocumented student Cesiah Guadarrama addressed university officials during the protest. They met with staff from CU Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver.

"To also know that my status in this country isn’t permanent and so always having that in the back of my mind that I’m going to school but if status does get taken away from me I could get deported and not continue with my career goals," said Guadarrama.

Guadarrama and another student, Linda Medina Martinez, came to the U.S. when they were only 6-years-old.

"It’s definitely scary now after this election, we don’t know what’s going to happen, we don’t know what the immigration policies are going to look like moving forward," said Medina Martinez.

There is growing concern to protect undocumented students on college campuses across the nation. Students staged walk-outs in response to President-Elect Donald Trump calling for massive deportations.

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