On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provided certain undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children the opportunity to pursue higher education and work in the United States, without fear of deportation. Nearly 800,000 youth have received DACA protection over the past five years. This video explores the potential consequences associated with rescinding DACA.
On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama administration immigration policy. The program gave children of undocumented immigrants an opportunity to apply for two year renewable work and student permits. If Congress can't agree on immigration reform within six months, over 800,000 DACA recipients will once again be undocumented. In this video, two young women share their experiences as DACA recipients. Political science professors at MU also explain the possible impact of this decision. CoMo for Progress held a rally to defend DACA on Sunday, Sept. 10. Video by Lexi Churchill.
Posted by Vox Magazine on Thursday, September 14, 2017