Your Call: What's the future of DACA and young undocumented youth in the US?

Sep 6, 2017

  

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Donald Trump plans to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

This would affect almost 800,000 young immigrants, also known as Dreamers. Many were brought to the US as children. Politicians have six months to act. Many say they will pass legislation to ensure these young people are not deported. Two bipartisan bills could grant DACA recipients legal status or create a pathway to citizenship. Will politicians act in time? How are young immigrants responding? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

Guests:

Kevin Johnson, Dean and Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis

Eileen Truax, journalist, and author of Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for their American Dream

Mariana Magana, a recent UCLA graduate and DACA recipient

Juan Prieto, former student staff for UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Students Program

 

Web Resources:

 

CNN: Admin memo: DACA recipients should prepare for 'departure from the United States'

The New Yorker: Trump’s DACA Decision Puts Dreamers’ Future in the Hands of Congress

Beacon Press: Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream

NY Times (Op Ed): What Do Dreamers Do Now?

UC Berkeley Undocumented Students Program

Immigration Prof Blog: Barack Obama on the "Political Decision" to End DACA

Pre-Health Dreamers