DACA recipient empties her savings account to travel to DC for immigration debate

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This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. Any senator can offer a proposal and then call for a vote. It’s kind of free-for-all, and highly unusual. We talk about this process and what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to make trips to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.


Andrea Ortiz in Washington DC. Photo courtesy of Ortiz. 

Credits

Guests:
Andrea Ortiz - Cal Poly Pomona graduate & DACA recipient, Ted Hesson - reporter, Politico - @tedhesson

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or