DACA and the Election


Join the AAPI and Hispanic Caucuses for a discussion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what is at stake in the upcoming election. We will be joined by current and past DACA recipients, as well as organizers from immigrant-led organizations.

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to cancel the DACA program — an Obama-era program giving protection from deportation to some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The program’s approximately 800,000 recipients are allowed to stay and get a work permit. Trump has made clear his intention to cancel the program, while Vice President Biden is committed to keeping it. In Biden’s immigration plan, he pledges to provide a roadmap to citizenship for the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants. Needless to say, the upcoming election will be crucial for DACA recipients and immigration reform.

At this event our speakers, DACA recipients and organizers from immigrant-led organizations, will:

  • Provide an overview of the DACA program
  • Stress what we can do as Americans overseas to support DACA recipients
  • Explain why this election is critical for immigration reform.


  • Debbie E. Alarcón, International Relations Student at Tokyo University
  • Monsy Hernández, Immigrant Rights Activist from South Carolina, now in Germany
  • Carlos León, Community Coalition Organizer
  • Hye Young, Graduate student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and member of ASPIRE


October 20, 2020 at

1pm EDT (NYC/DC)
7pm Berlin
6pm London 
12pm Ciudad de México

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October 20, 2020 at 7pm - 8pm Paris Time
United States
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Ari Milner Justin Burstein Cynthia Romero Anne Harrington Clifford Stuehmer Deandra Anderson Amerika Garcia Grewal Juan Cerda Jeffrey Adams Emily Lines Marc Weiss Ann Owen Brigit Carroll Pauline Manos Cate Czerwinski Ann Hesse Lissette Wright Pierre Filatov Edgar Lopez-Vallejo Mari Rutka Denise Roig Kee Evans Martha McDevitt-Pugh Vincienzo Cabrera Jessica Craig Barbara Chap Willem Bakker Judith Fox Susan Fitoussi Jim Mercereau Katie Solon Onelica Andrade

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