On Oct. 28, 2021, UC Santa Barbara stood in solidarity with more than 100 campuses across the country to stand with all immigrants. The sixth annual “I Stand with Immigrants Day of Action” was held on campus outside the Arbor.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the External Vice President for Statewide Affairs office tabled to hand out free stickers and paper butterflies with the prompt “I Stand with Immigrants Because…” for students to be able to express their thoughts and feelings.
Resources for undocumented students at UCSB can be found here: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars/home.
The monarch butterfly is a symbol for immigrants that signifies the resilience and hope found in the immigrant community. (Shujun Jin / Daily Nexus)
A close-up of a few messages that students wrote in response to why they stand with immigrants. (Shujun Jin / Daily Nexus)
Undocumented students at UCSB should know that there are resources on campus that aim to cater as safe spaces and contribute to the well-being of their mental health. More information can be found at http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars/contact/contact-us.
Undocumented students may also be Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as “Dreamers.” The butterfly mural stood tall in front of the library on a sunny afternoon. (Shujun Jin / Daily Nexus)
Students stand in front of the poster board to write on paper butterflies, support one another and advocate for DACA. (Shujun Jin / Daily Nexus)
More information on the “I Stand With Immigrants” Initiative can be found at https://www.iamanimmigrant.com/about-us/.