Events

Past Event

Shaping the Future of DACA

February 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 Concourse Level
DACA, a five-year-old policy, has provided temporary protection to about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as “minors” from deportation and provide them with a work “permit.” The impending end of DACA raises many urgent questions about the impact and future of DACA, a debate that has occurred in a policy and national context that is often devoid of scientific evidence, despite the existence of rigorous and innovative research that shows that DACA has clearly benefited recipients of the program. This conference will highlight the most recent research and advocacy work on DACA. The academic and policy panels will engage in a discussion the past, present and future of DACA and its impact on the immigrants and local communities across the country.

Cosponsored by the Columbia Population Research CenterInstitute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Columbia School of Social Work, 
Columbia University Office of University Life, 
Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs, & the 
Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

In September 2017, President Trump announced an order to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a five-year-old policy that has provided temporary protection to about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as “minors” from deportation by providing them with a work “permit.” At the same time, he urged Congress to replace DACA with comprehensive immigration reform. The impending end of DACA has fostered a national policy debate—but one that has occurred in a context that is often devoid of scientific evidence. Rigorous and innovative research shows that recipients of DACA have clearly benefited from the program.

At this conference, organized to precede the immediate ending of DACA in March 2018, academics, policymakers and activists from Columbia and elsewhere will engage in a discussion on the impact the ending of this policy would have on immigrant and local communities across the country.

The conference consists of three panel discussions. For the full agenda and list of speakers, go to this page.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about livestream, please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. For CEU questions, please contact swope@columbia.edu.