President Trump announced this week that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end in six months.
Since 2012, DACA has provided deportation relief to undocumented youth who came to the country before the age of 16, as long as they met certain criteria.
NACAC was among several education organizations to speak out against Trump’s decision. In a statement released on Tuesday, the association said the move to eliminate DACA was a “regressive step that hurts many of America’s brightest, most vulnerable youth.”
NACAC has called on Congress to pass legislation that would offer continued protections for this group of immigrants, commonly known as Dreamers.
National media and the education press are closely monitoring the story as it develops. Coverage highlighted below explores how the elimination of DACA could affect students and schools:
- What is DACA? A Look at the Immigrant Program Trump is Ending (The Associated Press)
- The End of DACA: What We Know and Don’t Know (The New York Times)
- What Major Universities Had to Say About Trump’s Move to Roll Back DACA (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- DACA Students Face an Uncertain Future (National Public Radio)
- With Rollback of DACA, ‘Dreamers’ in US Schools Prepare for a Fight (Education Week)
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