DACA

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Dozens of protesters showed up outside the Eugene Federal Courthouse on Saturday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This comes after the Trump Administration’s move to defy a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling reinstating the program.

Courtesy of Jesus Narvaez

For many immigrant rights advocates in Oregon, Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals –or DACA- was a victory. But, the decision is only one step in the ongoing fight for the permanent citizenship of undocumented immigrants.

Recorded On: July 27, 2018

Air Date: July 30, 2018

What’s DACA All About? Most American citizens are the children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of immigrants. We know from our own family stories that whatever our roots, we found pathways to inclusion in the community, to productive places in the workforce, and to wide-ranging spots on the social and political spectrum. Is the situation of immigrants different today? Are the immigrants themselves any different? In this panel, we will hear from two experts on DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Oregon State University

 

As the six-year anniversary of DACA approaches, KLCC looks at the policy and how it affects Oregonians. One thing many people might not know is that DACA isn't solely a “Mexican immigration” topic.

 


Karen Richards

 

Six years ago Friday (6/15), President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for deferred action for childhood arrivals. Through the program, some people who came to the U.S. illegally as children are insulated from deportation and allowed work permits. KLCC explains the state of DACA and how it impacts some Oregonians. 

 


Wikipedia

President Donald Trump stated via twitter Sunday that there will be no deal for DACA recipients in the United States. The Obama Administration started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Rachael McDonald

Monday was the deadline imposed on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by President Trump. But, despite a federal judge’s extension of DACA, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are still in a state of uncertainty because Congress has not made any progress on immigration.

Jesus Narvaez / Facebook

Jesus Narvaez is the DACA recipient who was chosen to attend Tuesday’s State of the Union Address as Congressman Peter DeFazio’s honorary guest. KLCC asked him about his experience.


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There will be lots of dreamers in the gallery at President Trump’s state of the union address Tuesday.

Karen Richards

Is home what our passport says, where our heart is, or something else? The title of our immigration series is “Borders, Migration and Belonging.” Here, we explore what it means to belong to a place. 

Karen Richards

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden met Saturday with Eugene area DACA recipients and advocates of the program. He wanted stories he could bring back to Washington to convince Senators who are not yet on board with legislation to protect the DREAMers.

 


Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council Monday approved a proposal from the Human Rights Commission which would set up a 10-thousand dollar scholarship fund for local DACA recipients to renew their status. 

Rachael McDonald

After the Trump Administration announced Tuesday morning it’s ending the DACA program, a crowd filled Eugene’s Free Speech Plaza for a hastily organized noon protest. They rallied in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Lane Community College

Lane Community College in Eugene has joined the chorus of groups urging the Trump Administration to maintain DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

Karen Richards

 

Nearly 400,000 Oregonians were born in another country; about 115,000 are undocumented. As part of a monthly series on immigration, KLCC's Karen Richards set out to learn where we stand, finding that while global migration is in crisis, U.S. policy is static.