Local Immigrants And Lawmakers Respond To President Trump’s Plans To Rescind DACA

Lori Farmer holds a sign during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA outside the offices of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Lori Farmer holds a sign during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA outside the offices of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." John Minchillo/AP
Lori Farmer holds a sign during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA outside the offices of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Lori Farmer holds a sign during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA outside the offices of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." John Minchillo/AP

Local Immigrants And Lawmakers Respond To President Trump’s Plans To Rescind DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans for the Trump Administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program expires in March, and he’s put the ball in Congress’ court to replace it with something else. We examine the effect of those moves with:

  • Angelica Magaña, DACA Recipient and a Member of the Organization "Protection for All Movement"
  • Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center 
  • Former Republican Congressman Bob Dold
  • Republican State Rep. John Cabello of the 68th District 
  • Selma d’Souza, director of Indo American Center 
  • Rawan, DACA recipient, studying pre-med at UIC