Approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year. Most are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. While President Donald Trump campaigned on ending DACA, his position in office has since been less clear. Trump has reassured young DACA recipients, often called dreamers, that he doesn’t plan to target them. However, a lawsuit filed last week claims one dreamer has already been deported, leaving many students on edge.
April 27, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.