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Roundtable: A Deep Dive Into DACA

A Deep Dive Into DACA

THE PANEL

Art Castañares, publisher, La Prensa

Chris Jennewein, editor and publisher, Times of San Diego

Kate Morrissey, immigration reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

Tony Perry, former LA Times reporter

Transcript

DACA IS ENDING. WHAT'S NEXT?

The Story

The future of close to 800,000 young immigrants was thrown into chaos this week after the Trump administration announced rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. More than 230,000 immigrants in California qualify for DACA.

There's been a strong response in San Diego and across the country to the decision. So far 15 states have filed lawsuits to block the president's action. Many local political and education leaders vowed to protect the immigrants.

But the president himself seems almost unsure of the way forward, tweeting on the same day that he expects Congress to address immigration reform in a way that puts citizens first, and that he will revisit his decision on DACA, if Congress does not.

The Conversation

-What does the future look like for the nation's 800,000 DACA recipients?

-Conservative states vowed to sue if DACA continued. Other states are now suing to block its dismantling. What are the legal issues driving the future of DACA?

-Trump seems to side with Democrats "Chuck (Schumer) and Nancy (Pelosi)" on getting a new deal on DACA: What is that about? And does it signal a willingness to work with Democrats in the future?

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