Decades have passed since the last major overhaul of immigration laws in the United States. In that time, children have themselves become parents, without a path to citizenship in the country they grew up in.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program came into effect during the administration of President Barack Obama and remains the most substantive policy to create a legal status for the very sizable population of immigrants living in the U.S. without documentation. But only a fraction of the millions of undocumented people living in the U.S. are able to qualify for DACA…and its future is uncertain.
KGNU’s Shannon Young spoke with two people who have lived experience with DACA and the complexities of navigating the U.S. immigration system.
Armando Peniche is Partnerships and Project Manager for Motus Theater. Victor Galvan is Strategic Partnerships Manager at Conservation Colorado. They are both monologists with Motus Theater’s UndocuAmerica Project.