Weekly DACA Digest: May 5, 2017
Curated DACA stories from the DACA Time team
Starting this week, we’ll be providing you with curated news and stories related to DACA and immigration to help raise awareness of the problems we’re trying to solve and the people we’re trying to help.
Raising awareness is a crucial component of social impact:
- How can you change something no one knows anything about?
- What support systems already exist for the folks we’re trying to help?
- Where do we see examples of success that inspire us?
- Perhaps most importantly, what victories, no matter how tiny, can we celebrate this week?
Beyond the social enterprise space, beyond those directly impacted by DACA and its far-too-often arduous application process, answering these questions helps us better understand how our actions are all connected.
DACA in the News
Despite its controversy and uncertain future during the Trump campaign, the protections DACA offers its recipients continue to hold their ground:
A rare Obama-era decision to withdraw DACA protections to an illegal who had become a serial immigration protest leader…www.washingtonexaminer.com
And the Huffington Post reports that the Trump administration continues to hedge on its promise to eliminate DACA despite waning support from groups insisting he act:
Various sources continue to report more locally on results of the ITEP study on undocumented immigrants’ current and potential tax contributions:
Nancy Lopez came to the United States 18 years ago from Mexico when she was two. While undocumented, she's an…www.voanews.com
Success & Support
Four distinct stories this week demonstrate the role higher educational institutions and their student bodies and groups play in supporting undocumented immigrants, DACA-eligible or not.
Dreamers Club at Washington State University Tri-Cities:
RICHLAND, WA - Graduation season is upon us, and the Dreamers Club of WSU Tri-Cities is hosting a special graduation…www.nbcrightnow.com
UndocuAlly at Cal State East Bay:
Facts about what exactly happened to Juan Manuel Montes in Calexico, California on Feb. 17 have been in question, but…thepioneeronline.com
Despite assertions that the University of Arizona could do more to support the immigrant student body, the Immigrant Student Resource Center makes an impact:
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to deport the 11 million-some undocumented immigrants living in the United…www.wildcat.arizona.edu
Undocumented Vincentians & Allies at DePaul University:
Finally, a couple of unique events around the country promote unique perspectives on living with DACA:
I jumped at the opportunity when Pima Community College urged employee participation in the "Arizona Educators…aztecpressonline.com