March 5 is the date President Trump has set as the day that he will rescind and begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The After DACA/ Más Allá de DACA symposium will use the milestone of the cancellation—and/or other developments that occur between this writing and March 1—as an opportunity to discuss humanitarian, legal, and policy issues related to DACA and other in-between statuses.
The forum will air these issues within a transnational context, primarily by examining Mexico but also by drawing parallels between dilemmas faced by DACA recipients and by those from Central America and Haiti who have been eligible for Temporary Protected Status. The symposium will feature scholars and analysts from Duke, the Migration Policy Institute, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Mexicans in Exile, Universidad de Veracruz, the New School, Durham Public Schools, and ODA, as well as students—some with DACA status—from Duke, UNC-CH, UNCG, Davidson, and Mexican universities, in addition to community advocates such as Alerta Migratoria and the NC Dream Coalition.
Learn more about the event here.