Nearly 800,000 people who illegally entered the U.S. as children years ago have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in recent years. But last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the program would be eliminated in six months and the so-called Dreamers would be subject to deportation. President Trump gave Congress six months to address the issue.
The move to eliminate the program angered many, including education officials. Castleton University President David Wolk won’t say how many Dreamers are enrolled at the Vermont college. And he says it’s stunning that DACA is now a public policy issue.