Event: Always Impacted Yet Mostly Invisible: DACA & TPS

Date & Time

November 20, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Contact Information

Location

Student Activities Center Conference Room 2

an open dialogue to learn and educate each other about the removal of federal protections for undocumented immigrants and refugees living in the U.S., specifically focusing on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protection Status.

 

Date: Monday, November 20th, 2017

Time: 11:30am-12pm (lunch) 12-1pm ( facilitated dialogue)

Location: Student Activities Center Conference Room 2

Light lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/DACA-TPSDIALOGUE

Facebook event invite located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552786221467688/

*More context below*

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On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced their decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) established in 2012 under President Barack Obama. Through this program, approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants have been granted a work permit and deportation relief. If Congress does not pass legislation by March 2018, the benefits of the 690,000 current enrollees will gradually expire.

Similarly, on November 7, 2017, the Trump administration announced the expiration date for the Temporary Protection Status (TPS), which is a provisional form of relief granted to immigrants and refugees from countries that are experiencing "armed conflict, recovering from natural disasters, or destabilized by other crises." This announcement spread fear as TPS grants more than 320,000 immigrants permission to live and work in the U.S due to the dangerous conditions of their home countries. TPS has already been terminated for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as of May 2017 and in 2018, the administration is expected to make similar announcements about the other designated countries which include El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti.

In order to bring awareness of this current social injustice targeting immigrant and refugee communities in the U.S., the Intergroup Relations Program would like to invite all UCLA students, staff, and faculty to dialogue and learn about the critical impact of DACA and TPS termination. This space will be facilitated by two IGR diversity peer leaders and is intended to be educational, supportive, and thought-provoking.