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Challenges for Dreamers in Trump’s America

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Institute of the Americas

Malamud Conference Room

International Lane

La Jolla, CA 92093

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allowed young people who had either entered or remained in the U.S. without a visa to receive a work permit and a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals — often referred to as Dreamers — were enrolled in DACA. This event will highlight the integration and political mobilization of the Dreamers, as well as the significant challenges that they face as a result of President Trump’s decision to rescind the program.

Agenda:

9 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – Welcome Remarks

9:40 a.m. – "The Integration of DACA Recipients: What We’ve Gained and What We Stand to Lose"

  • Tom K. Wong, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

10:10 a.m. – Panel on "Voices from the Dreamers in California"

  • Verónica Benitez, UC San Diego
  • Paris Salgado, UC Irvine School of Law
  • Moderator: Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa, USMEX Fellow

11 a.m. – Coffee break

11:15 a.m. – "How the Dreamers Learned to Play Politics"

  • Julia Preston, Contributing Writer, The Marshall Project; Former National Immigration Correspondent, The New York Times

12:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Center for Comparative Immigration Studies.

The event will take place at the Malamud Conference Room at the Institute of the Americas (map). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. Permits must be purchased at the top level.

Questions? Contact Lisa Lee.

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La Jolla, CA 92093

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