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Longtime Arkansas Recipient Reacts to Rescinding of DACA Program

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J. Froelich
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KUAF
University of Arkansas graduate student, Zessna Garcia-Rios, stands outside her University of Arkansas classroom.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this morning announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The Obama-era program currently shields as many as 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 from deportation. We get reaction within minutes of Sessions' statement from Zessna Garcia-Rios, who secured her DACA credentials in late 2012.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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