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DACA And The Future Of Immigration Policy Under A Biden Administration

Immigration Deferred Action
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In this June 18, 2020, file photo, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Trump administration has fully restored the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for immigrants brought to the U.S. as youth, complying with a federal judge's order. The announcement is a major, if temporary, victory for people who have been unable to apply since Trump ended DACA in September 2017.

According to the American Immigration Council, there are more than 600,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (DACA,) recipients in the U.S. and about 2,500 recipients living in Iowa.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer and his guests talk about the latest federal court ruling and what it means for Iowa DREAMers.


· Kassidy Arena, reporter, Iowa Public Radio
· Joe Henry, state political director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
· Kenia Calderon, DACA recipient
· Gabby Guerra Ceron, DACA recipient

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
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