FPA members are invited to participate at Columbia Population Research Center Conference: Shaping the Future of DACA: Bridging Research and Policy.
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
TIME: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Social Work Building, Room C03
For full list of programming and participants:
*Press RSVP required at Sabina.Lee@columbia.edu;
The Context of the Conference
In September 2017, President Trump announced an order to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), slated to take effect in six months, while urging Congress to replace DACA with comprehensive immigration reform. DACA, a five-year-old policy, has provided temporary protection to about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as “minors” from deportation and provide them with a work “permit.” The impending end of DACA raises many urgent questions about the impact and future of DACA, a debate that has occurred in a policy and national context that is often devoid of scientific evidence, despite the existence of rigorous and innovative research that shows that DACA has clearly benefited recipients of the program.
This conference, organized to precede the immediate ending of DACA in March 2018, will bring together academics, policymakers and activists to engage in a discussion on the past, present and future of DACA and its impacts on the immigrant and local communities across the country.