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DACA and the DREAM Act

October 2, 2020 – New Mexico native and current University of Houston law professor Michael A. Olivas has been digging into the history of the DACA program, which deferred immigration enforcement action for childhood arrivals, and the DREAM Act, which has continued to evolve since first introduced in 2001. Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Olivas about his book “Perchance to DREAM” and how the history of the two initiatives informs the present and the future ahead of next month’s presidential election. 

Correspondent: Russell Contreras 

Michael A. Olivas, author, “Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA”