Photo: A man participates in a protest in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients, at the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, Texas, September 5, 2017. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
The 800,000 or so young people whose future was put into question yesterday -- when the Trump administration announced an end to DACA -- are now trying to figure out what to do. We speak with one college student who will be eligible for deportation in a little more than a year if Congress fails to act.
Marco, student at Cal Poly Pomona and DACA recipient
The leaders of California’s universities and colleges are trying to figure out what they can do to help Dreamers. Yesterday, the heads of five school systems sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, urging them to extend DACA. Among them were the University of California President Janet Napolitano and Cal State Chancellor Timothy White.
Timothy P. White, California State University
Congress has got a lot on its plate: Raise the debt ceiling, fund hurricane relief, and take care of DACA. All of this is linked and playing out in typical political fashion: Messy.
The massive arts series called Pacific Standard Time officially launches its latest series next week. It’s called “PST: LA/LA,” and it runs through January. There will be more than 80 exhibitions in museums and galleries across Southern California. It won’t just be visual art. There are concerts on the schedule, too. The organizers call it “an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.”
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