How are immigration politics affecting TPS and DACA recipients? | KALW

How are immigration politics affecting TPS and DACA recipients?

Jan 31, 2018

On this edition of Your Call:  Immigrants who have lived in the United States for the majority of their lives or have fled dangerous conflicts are being deported. In many cases, they no longer have connections to their home countries. ICE is now arresting people after they drop their kids off at school or at when they show up for their regular ICE check-in.

We'll speak with immigrants about how these arrests and deportations are impacting them and their communities. We’ll also discuss the current status of DACA and TPS recipients. How are communities responding? 


 Vanessa Velasco, TPS recipient from El Salvador and resident of Brentwood, California

 Lariza Dugan Cuadra, executive director of the Central American Resource Center in San Francisco


Laura Melgarejo, DACA recipient and civic engagement organizer with People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights 

Web Resources:

Reuters: As U.S. immigration debate rages, 'Dreamers' await their fate

 NPR: Nearly 9,000 DACA Teachers Face An Uncertain Future

 Business Insider: Trump's latest immigration crackdown threatens the economy — both in the US and in El Salvador 

The Atlantic: Trump's Immigration Plan Receives a Chilly Reception

 USCIS: Temporary Protected Status

 USCIS: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction