14 September 2017


President Trump is phasing out the DACA program that permits children brought into the US by illegal immigrants to remain in the country. Trump says he is leaving it up to congress to deal with the so-called Dreamers. This week, a look at the impact the DACA program has on students at the University of Minnesota and what an end to DACA could mean for these students.

Guest: Marissa Hill-Dongre, Director of Immigration Response Team at the University of Minnesota

  • Part 1 – 12:47

    Part 1
    The Immigration Response Team, which began in March after Trump’s travel ban, connects university students, faculty and staff to information and recourses surrounding immigrations issues. Congress has six months to decide what will happen to DACA recipients and whether or not Dreamers will be allowed to stay in the US. However, the immediate effects of this announcement, Hill-Dongre says, have caused fear and uncertainty among DACA students.
  • Part 2 – 13:48

    Part 2
    In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Dayton signed into law the Minnesota Dream Act. Hill-Dongre discusses the differences between the local program and the national DACA program.

    For more information on the U of M’s Immigration Response Team, go to: immigration.umn.edu