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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Offers Future To Undocumented Youth

Tood Dwyer
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On June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama signed a memorandum called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under this mandate, young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children can apply to attend public universities, get driver licenses and work legally.

However, DACA offers no path to citizenship and its future is uncertain.  

On Thursday's KC Currents we'll look at the effectiveness of the mandate and how it's changing the prospects for young undocumented immigrants in and around Kansas City.

Have you or somebody you know benefited from DACA? Do you think it’s fair for these undocumented people to get a chance to stay? Join the conversation on Thursday morning beginning at 10 a.m. at 816-235-2888.


  • Angie Williams | immigration attorney
  • Yahaira Carrillo | founder, Kansas City Dream Alliance and Director of Programming, Cultural Strike
  • Myrna Orozco | National Field Manager, United We Dream
Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.
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