March 2, 2018 – There’s a great deal of uncertainty right now about the DACA program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was created by President Obama in an Executive Order. But the idea of addressing the immigration status of young people who were brought to the United States as children is not new. Congress has debated, but not passed, proposals on this issue since 2007. There are currently legal challenges in the courts on actions taken by President Trump on DACA. This week producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with a local attorney and member of the New Mexico Dream Team to discuss what this uncertainty means for some immigrant families in New Mexico.
Adriel Orozco, an attorney at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
And Karla Molinar-Arvizo, communications and advocacy fellow for the New Mexico Dream Team