About 50 students gathered around the fountain by Royce Hall Monday night in a vigil organized by IDEAS at UCLA and the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. Attendees of the vigil called for the release of Yanelli Hernandez, a 22 year-old undocumented Ohio resident scheduled to be deported today.
The vigil, which aimed to bring attention to Hernandez’s struggle and show solidarity with undocumented youth facing similar struggles, was part of a national day of action organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
Watch the video below for footage of the event.
Reporting by Naheed Rajwani, Bruin senior staff
Video by Vanessa Kang, Bruin senior staff