USAIG Attends “African Voices: DACA” at the City College of New York

Barely a year has passed since the arrival of the Trump administration into the White House, yet a myriad of issues have already ensued with the introduction of multiple unjust policies and legislation. But one of the most criticized policies passed by the administration would have to be the ending of DACA- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that protects undocumented immigrants who moved to the U.S. as children from deportation.

USAIG had the pleasure of attending African Voices: DACA, a panel hosted by the Black Studies Program at the City College of New York, featuring several guest speakers including Amaha Kassa from the non-profit organization African Communities Together. The speakers covered a variety of issues ranging from the DACA program and the effects of its removal on the African immigrant population, to the intersection of Black Lives Matter and issues affecting African Americans with the struggles that African immigrants face.