Guest appearance on NPR's 1A

The team at 1A invited me to weigh in on DACA and the immigration debate. Here’s what happened —

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There were a lot of questions when the Trump administration announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protected immigration status for people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Six months later, there still aren’t a lot of answers.

The deadline that was initially imposed from the White House for Congress to act on DACA is upon us, but lawmakers have failed to come up with a deal for the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients affected by this unique immigration policy. And, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has effectively — and perhaps indefinitely — delayed the deadline.

We open the phones to help clear up the confusion on DACA, hear your thoughts and stories about how the program has had an impact on you, and review the history of how we ended up in a moment where so many lives hang in legal limbo.

Join the live conversation with a call to 855-236-1A1A (1212) on March 5th at 10am ET – or leave us a voicemail anytime.

Yakima Valley College + local journalism

Professor Joy Clark from Yakima Valley College and I collaborated on a special project with her English 102 students. 

Professor Clark's students had the opportunity to ask questions on local news topics like immigration and the Rattlesnake Ridge happenings. And we did it all online (thank goodness for Google Docs!) Here's a little peek: 

 

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