DACA

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Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it will reject initial requests for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, as it weighs the future of the program. This comes about six weeks after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to end the program.

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In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and meet several guidelines the ability to stay in the country and work. Advocates at Arkansas United say it's a victory for the state's 4,500 DACA recipients, but there's still work to do.

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Immigration policies, like 287(g), can affect many people and their families. We speak with one parent who is waiting to see whether her son will be deported to Mexico or allowed to come back to Fayetteville.

Rep. Megan Godfrey

Today Governor Asa Hutchinson is signing into law a bill that will allow the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to grant licenses to participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program. Representative Megan Godfrey, a Democrat from Springdale, sponsored House Bill 1552

Eight thousand Arkansas DACA recipients are waiting as courts decide whether to proceed with or block President Trump's 2017 termination of the DACA program. Mireya Reith, founder and executive director of Arkansas United Community Coalition in Springdale, provides context and timelines.

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