Demonstrators, many of them recent immigrants to America, protest the government shutdown and the lack of a deal on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) outside of Federal Plaza on January 22, 2018 in New York City. As the Trump administration continues to focus their attention on deportations and the building of a new wall along the Mexican and American border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests are up. From late January through August 2017, arrests by ICE were up more than 43 percent since the same period in 2016.

Demonstrators, many of them recent immigrants to America, protest the government shutdown and the lack of a deal on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) outside of Federal Plaza on January 22, 2018 in New York City. As the Trump administration continues to focus their attention on deportations and the building of a new wall along the Mexican and American border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests are up. From late January through August 2017, arrests by ICE were up more than 43 percent since the same period in 2016.

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.

Guests

  • Laura Wides-Muñoz Author, "The Making of a Dream"; former vice president, Univision’s English-language Fusion Network; former staff writer, The Associated Press; @lwmunoz
  • Esmy Jimenez Reporter, Northwest Public Broadcasting; @esmyjimenez

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