Santa Rosa JC Town Hall on DACA Provides Hope for Those at Risk

Sep 25, 2017

Representative Mike Thompson listens to Representative Jared Huffman at Santa Rosa Junior College town hall on DACA and immigration, September 20, 2017.
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On September 20, Santa Rosa Junior College hosted a town hall on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), with elected officials and representatives from groups who aid young immigrant “dreamers.” Those registered to work or study under DACA are living with uncertainty since President Trump upended their lives in early September by saying the program would end. He has since said that there's an agreement with Democrats to continue the program, but neither side has released details. Our story begins with the Vice President of Student Services at SRJC, Pedro Avila.

Click through to the story below for links to resources and the complete video of the SRJC town hall.