What's Happening for DACA Recipients in New England?

Mar 2, 2018

DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" has been in the news a lot recently, and for the past half year, Congress and the White House have gone back-and-forth over the fate of the Dreamers, debating what to do about their special but temporary immigration status.  We take a regional look at this issue, both political and personal.

Check out Civics 101's 100th episode on DACA here

GUESTS:

  • Ron Abramson - Immigration attorney in Manchester.
  • Shannon Dooling - A reporter for WBUR and the New England News Collaborative, where she reports on immigration.
  •  Jessica Vaughan - Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies. 

Related Reading:

Reporting from Shannon Dooling:

"Why The 'Original DREAMer' Remains Hopeful Amid DACA's Uncertain Future," for WBUR. 

"How Four Key Elements of Immigration Policy Changed in 2017," for WBUR. 

Around New England:

"SNHU program offers $20 million in scholarships to 'Dreamers'," from Seacoast Online. 

"Immigration battle adds pressure to funding government," from Foster's Daily Democrat.