DREAMers

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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.

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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.


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.