How Do I Advise My DACA Students Now?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Room 15AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Professional Development & Management
Subcategories: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created, it provided two years of deportation relief to eligible individuals who are not in lawful immigration status and entered the U.S as minors. But with the change in Administrations, many have wondered about the current and future prospects of DACA. Messages coming out of various federal agencies do not help clarify the matter. Should students continue to apply for and renew with the program? What about parents? This session will provide a legal perspective on this complex and controversial subject, including best practices for helping these students overcome barriers.
Lee Carrillo (Central New Mexico Community College)
Angela D. Adams (Adams Immigration Law LLC)