South Asians on a DACA ‘Betrayal’

President-elect Donald Trump has taken a tough stand against immigrants, and there are concerns that undocumented immigrants in particular, including those who are protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, may no longer receive that protection after Trump takes office. Furthermore, detailed records about these individuals exist because of the DACA program.

The Obama administrated introduced DACA via executive order in 2012. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 800,000 young adults received work permits under the program. Some South Asians residing in Queens recently reflected on how betrayed they would feel by the end of DACA.

Hear their stories in this video by Anuz Thapa and Vicki Adame, both members of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Class of 2017.

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