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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, One Year Later

A supporter of the Dream Act petitioned for its passage last August.
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Last summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rolled out a plan to allow undocumented young people who meet certain requirements to receive a temporary legal reprieve. More than 17,000 people in North Carolina have applied for status under the measure, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Yasmin Garcia Rico, a young woman who was granted the new status. He’ll also speak with immigration attorney Jeremy McKinney; and Dani Moore, director of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center, about how the initiative affects North Carolinians.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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