On the second anniversary of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, this event brings together experts to discuss the role of states and localities in implementing DACA, its impact in key metropolitan areas, and how the public views DACA and immigration in America.
Since being implemented on Aug. 15, 2012, DACA has allowed nearly 600,000 unauthorized young immigrants to live and work legally in the United States. While DACA provides a two-year protection from deportation, it does not provide legal status or a pathway to citizenship. The federal government administers DACA, but states and localities have responded to the program in different ways. That has led to differing experiences and outcomes for individuals approved for DACA.
This event is open to the public, but space is limited.
To attend in person, please register here by Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Registration and refreshments
Welcome: Susan Urahn, executive vice president, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Introductions: Adam Hunter, moderator and director, immigration and the states project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Michele Waslin, manager, immigration and the states project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Amalia Rioja, deputy chief of staff, Office of Governor Pat Quinn, State of Illinois
Audrey Singer, senior fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic research, The Pew Research Center