This week’s edition of the America’s Voice podcast, “180 Days,” is now available. The weekly podcast will run over the next six months as we approach the March 6, 2018 deadline for DACA. We cover the fight to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act – and other immigration news.
In the fourth episode, the AV team discusses the major events of this week, focusing on the upcoming – and arbitrary – deadline DACA renewal date of October 5, 2017 facing approximately150,000 DACA beneficiaries. We also talk about advocates from around the country descending on Capitol Hill to lobby for the Dream Act (and how Rep. Barbara Comstock tried to hide from some in a members-only elevator.) Also, from Capitol Hill, we spend some time digging into the ongoing effort to push the Discharge Petition for the Dream Act in the U.S. House. And, we look at a wave of polls from the past week that show how much support exists among the American people for a path to citizenship for Dreamers – and all undocumented immigrants.
Listen to our fourth podcast below, and tune in next Friday for more!