Students invited to on-campus DACA discussion Wednesday


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By Lucy McElroy

The Hispanic Awareness Association (HAA) is hosting a discussion Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s rescinding of an Obama-era policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Students are welcomed to the Health Education Complex, Room 2001 at 7 p.m. Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche, Assistant Professor of French and Assistant Chair of Languages, Literature, and Composition, will discuss her knowledge of DACA.

Hundreds of thousands of DACA’s constituents are living in the United States and there are students locally, across college campuses in Spartanburg who will be affected by the rescinding.

The policy, adopted in 2012, granted a sort of amnesty to certain individuals who came to the United States undocumented, as children. Often called “Dreamers,” DACA’s constituents would be spared the removal process, so long as they worked, avoided legal issues, and adhered to guidelines. The deferred action did not grant lawful status.

Converse College hosted a DACA event on Oct. 7, and Wofford College will host “People Behind Politics” on Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Leonard Auditorium.