Everyone has started to feel the pressure brought on by COVID-19, but those who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been in a stressful position for months. In an effort to acknowledge their current concerns, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will host a Virtual Town Hall on DACA issues this Tuesday.
On April 28, at 4 p.m., there will be a conversation about DACA related issues and community members can get their questions answered. Thom Reilly, the NSHE Chancellor, will be in attendance.
Ever since the Trump administration announced the end of DACA in 2017, the policy has been in danger of being terminated. A U.S. Supreme Court decision about the fate of DACA is expected to arrive sometime before June 2020. This has left many of those enrolled in the program worried about what their future holds. Without DACA, they will lose their ability to legally get a job, pay for college, and obtain a driver’s license.
You can submit your questions prior to the event here. –CC