As the U.S. heads towards a government shutdown that would delay the fate of hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamers, we’ll talk with Susan Gzesh from the University of Chicago’s Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and Mary Meg McCarthy, executive director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, about the political fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill (DACA).
Through a U.S Department of Justice announcement last September, President Donald Trump rescinded the Obama administration’s DACA policy. Created in 2012, DACA deferred deportation on certain around 800,000 non-status immigrants who entered the country as minors.
She’ll also comment on Trump’s policy on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands more who fled man-made and natural disasters from countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. The Trump administration has already ruled that thousands under TPS must prepare to leave the country.