UC Irvine medical students got together Tuesday to pose for the photograph above that displays their support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.
They joined medical students across the state in doing so.
“There are about 100 DACA recipient medical students currently enrolled nationwide, the vast majority of whom will be unable to matriculate into a residency program upon graduation to complete their clinical training if the Dream Act or similar legislation fails to pass,” warn the Irvine organizers.
Kelton A. Mock of the UCI School of Medicine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) stresses that “the event was organized completely by student advocates and was not at all affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine itself.”
University of California does not take stances on legislation such as DACA. But their students and professors? Don’t get me started.
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