Posts Tagged DACA

People Protected Under DACA Have Big Impact on Virginia Economy

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

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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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Kaine Hears from Dreamers as DACA Decision Looms

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Senator Tim Kaine is hearing from immigrants and advocates about what might happen to people in Virginia if Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is rescinded. Michael Pope has the story.

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