Trachtenberg alumni and Policy Analyst at Education Reform Now Janette Martinez joins the GW WonkCast crew to discuss the administration’s efforts to end DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Janette explains what DACA status means for individuals, the economic impacts of the policy and its repeal, how DACA affects higher education and college completion rates, and what a Congressional act on the issue would mean. Listen to hear the nuances of this policy and what its repeal would mean.
New co-Hosts Erik LaDue and Eli Richman give their GW WonkCast debut. They’re joined by moderator Jessica Blackband and co-Host Haley Dunn.
For more information from the Below the Fold segment, see the links below:
The striking new evidence that expanding health coverage reduces crime, Vox
How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets, New York Times
House passes Trump’s proposed $36.5B for hurricane, wildfire relief, Business Insider
Trump Ties Immigration Demands To DACA Deal, Including Border Wall, NPR
And for links for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
This “Ghost Gun” Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns, Wired
This plane may vastly improve flying in the U.S., if it doesn’t first start a trade war, CNN
Terry Crews explains why sexual assault survivors don’t come forward, CNN
2017 Meeting Materials, Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee, FDA