Episode 85: Behind the DACA debate

If the Trump administration follows through on its plans to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, some 800,000 undocumented immigrants could lose their legal protection.

Or, the Trump administration and Congress could cut a deal within the next six months, and DACA’s “dreamers” could continue to work and attend school in the United States.

It all leaves Idaho’s 3,100 “dreamers” facing short- and long-term uncertainty.

In this week’s “Extra Credit,” Kevin Richert sits down with J.J. Saldana of the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, for a conversation about the DACA debate.

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About Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on KIVI 6 On Your Side; "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television; and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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