DACA Rescission: Toward more critical conversations

Topic: DACA Rescission
Segment: D Report
Participants: Nathalie Meza Contreras, Juris Doctorate
Broadcast Air Date: 9/08/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive page: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org
Discussion Points
– Who is affected by the decision to rescind DACA?
– Did we know this was coming because of the campaign promises?
-What is the history of DACA?
– DACA was not what the community wanted?
– What happened to Obamas’ promise of comprehensive immigration reform?
– What was the narrative of the DREAM act?
– Who is in included in the ” good immigrant?”
– Who took the risk to push for DACA?
– What were the false promises?
– Is mass deportation and mass incarceration on the plan?
– What are the pros and cons of an executive order?
– Are we defending, something that we did not want from the beginning?
– Was the rescission of DACA a response to circumvent a challenge from the Republican party?
– Was DACA constitutional?
– What are three ways you can make a law?
– DACA was never an amnesty?
– DACA only applied prosecutorial discretion.
– Is the Attorney General wrong about denying the constitutionality of DACA?
– Was DAPA held unconstitutional?
– Is the rescission of DACA a tool to trade to get the border wall?
– Who were the DACA recipients?
– What if you don’t fit into the poster child stereotype DACA model?
– Aren’t DACA recipients just like us?
– How do you remove people that are part of our communities, people that have been raised here their whole lives?
– What is Homies Unidos?
– What are the groups that we shut out and throw under the bus in the immigration reform movement?
– How does the narrative of the good immigrant leave out the questions of racial discrimination and inequality in the law?
– How do we advance toward more critical conversations?
– what is the role of narratives or story telling in this movement?
– How does crafting the concept of” the immigrant” play into the ability to remove people?
– What if you were 17 the first time you realized that you did not have social security number?
– What happens when you realize that you are one of the those ” undocumented people?”
– Why can’t we use different words to talk about immigration issues?
– ” Punished” and “crime” are not appropriate words?
– What if the children arrivals are not children anymore?
– The current administration is cutting out “Americans,” out of our country; they are cutting our family members out of our lives .
– How do we advocate for the whole community, not just the DACAmented?
– How do we create new models of inclusion?
– We can’t attack some categories without attacking ourselves?
– How do reframe the conversation of what America looks like?
– What is the horse trading game?
– What will be traded by the two parties?
– How long did it take to get the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986?
– How do we use this moment to mobilize, not just for immigrants but for workers, and all of our communities?
– How do we stop over relying on the elected officials to get what we need?
– The student organizer risked taking on the non-profit industrial complex?
– The students were not scared to upset the democratic party?
– Is a general strike a response?
– Will this issue be resolved in the next four years?

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.


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