Updated: Mar 20, 2019
March 5th, 2018 was the date given by Donald Trump as the expiration date of the DACA program.
March 5th was the date given by Donald Trump as the expiration date of the DACA program – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, that gives protection to the more than 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country as children. Trump charged Congress with taking legislative action prior to March 5th, but no action has been taken. Two recent court decisions mean that there are ongoing protections under the DACA program for the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants enrolled in it, but their future is anything but certain.
Laura Wides-Muñoz writes about the history of DACA and tells the story of some of those immigrants in her new book: The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American. She spoke with KGNU’s Rossana Longo Better about the stories of those Dreamers and their fight to remain in the US.
- Rossana Longo Better is the KGNU /League of Women Voters Boulder County public policy/media intern.