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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Whitman and Walla Walla community members gathered on the corner of 1st and Main at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, a time and place specifically chosen to be accessible to working members of the community, including the immigrant population.

Vigil downtown for DACA recipients

Lena Friedman, News Reporter November 21, 2019

On Tuesday Nov. 12, members of the Walla Walla and Whitman community gathered downtown for an evening vigil held in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The vigil, which...

Whitman College joins amicus brief in support of DACA

Bhavesh Gulrajani, News Reporter October 24, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 11, Whitman College President Kathleen Murray notified the community via email that Whitman College had joined an amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

Immigration Reform: Another Player on Your Favorite Sports Team

Gaby Thomas, Sport's Writer September 12, 2017

You switch on the television. The news at the moment is dominated by coverage of a natural disaster's destruction. The next station consists of debates regarding the latest piece of immigration reform...

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Christy Carley, Staff Writer September 8, 2017
Smoky skies didn’t stop a crowd from filling three street corners at 1st and Main Wednesday to rally in support of immigrants who are increasingly vulnerable after the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor November 21, 2016

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of...

Whitman to cover application fee for undocumented students

Rachel Alexander October 18, 2012
Last fall, Whitman became the first liberal arts school in the nation to issue a statement in support of undocumented students. This fall, the college is putting action behind its words by providing funding for undocumented Whitman students applying for deferral of deportation under the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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