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From The DREAM Act To DACA, The Debate Continues 20 Years Later

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20min 39sec

Young immigrants have sought a pathway to citizenship in the U.S. for decades. April marked the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the DREAM Act into Congress. Since that bill was proposed, DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, took effect, but it's still in limbo. We learn how DACA got its roots in Denver, and get perspective from Marissa Molina, the Colorado Director for FWD.us, who advocates for immigration policy reform. She's also a DACA recipient. Efrain Leal Escalera is also a DACA recipient. He's a college student, artist, and amateur biologist.