Despite feeling ‘defrauded’ by the end of DACA, Dreamers refuse to return to their country of origin
DACA youth were “defrauded” by the government and were victims of their own success, a panel of experts, including DACA recipients, concluded at one of the workshops for journalists at the conference “EWA: Journalism for Latinos in Education in the Trump Era” on Monday in Anaheim. The elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), announced...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Q & A with an LA Dreamer: His life before and after DACA
On Wednesday Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi announced they are moving closer to a deal with President Trump that would protect hundreds of thousands of DACA “Dreamers” from deportation. However, the uncertainty among “Dreamers” remains as on the day of the announcement of the end of DACA last week. Luis Eduardo (he chose...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 14, 2017 5:56 pm
What’s next for Dreamers? 7 things to know if you’re a DACA recipient
The day Dreamers have feared became a reality on Tuesday when the Trump Administration decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Starting this week, DACA recipients, known as Dreamers, will lose their protections when their permits expire unless Congress acts before the program ends in March. What does the end of DACA mean for Dreamers?...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 7, 2017 3:27 pm
LAUSD board President Ref Rodriguez on DACA and his parents’ sacrifices for his education: ‘I’m someone’s dream deferred, so I could have something better’
For this school board president, the end of DACA is personal. Ref Rodriguez’s dad has only a third-grade education, and his mom left school at sixth grade. They were migrant workers in Mexico who came to the United States to offer their children a better future through education. So Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 6, 2017 7:01 pm
LA Dreamers: ‘They may have cut our wings, but we will find a way to keep flying’
Los Angeles “Dreamers,” faith leaders, educators, elected officials, and community leaders reacted with outrage to the Trump administration’s announcement ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. There were tears among the dozens gathered at the Edward Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles right after Tuesday’s announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 5, 2017 3:52 pm
‘Do not be afraid to take your children to school,’ says Los Angeles father who was spared deportation
At the end of six months in detention where he was one step away from deportation, the father arrested by ICE agents outside his daughter’s school celebrated his freedom Friday and urged immigrant parents to fight fear and keep taking their children to school. “We are here to give our children an education and we...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | September 1, 2017 2:42 pm