Posts Tagged DACA in Virginia

People Protected Under DACA Have Big Impact on Virginia Economy


Demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Credit: AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Congress is in the midst of a heated discussion about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy that will have important consequences for families across the country. But, as Michael Pope reports, it will also have dramatic consequences for Virginia’s economy.

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Activists File Lawsuit Challenging Trump Immigration Changes

Nurimaro Park, Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, Giancarla Rojas-Mendoza

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Nurimaro Park, 26, is one of about 800,000 people who had benefited from an Obama-era program that extended protections to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. Michael Pope reports.

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My Purpose Here is to Get an Education: More than 1,200 DACA Recipients Attend Virginia Colleges


Yanet speaks at a rally supporting DACA students at VCU. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

More than 1,200 DACA students are enrolled in Virginia’s colleges. Officials at VCU, UVA and Virginia Tech have all spoken in support of those students after President Trump decided to suspend the amnesty program that allowed many of them to go college in the first place. Students at VCU in Richmond protested that decision this week. It was there that we met one DACA recipient. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.


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What the Loss of DACA Will Mean For Virginia

Carlos Esteban

Carlos Esteban, 31, of Woodbridge, Virginia, a nursing student and recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies with others in support of DACA outside of the White House Tuesday. (Credit: AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will have major consequences to Virginia’s economy. Michael Pope has this look at the numbers.

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