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Hammer Forum

The Future of DACA

The Future of DACA

Hammer Forum is made possible by the Rosenbloom Family

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration did not give sufficient justification for its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. There is little doubt that President Trump has the power to end the program, but under federal law, the administration must give adequate reasons for doing so. While a bare majority of the Supreme Court concluded that the Trump administration failed to do so, it nevertheless gave the administration the opportunity to try again by offering a different rationale. How exactly did the Supreme Court arrive at its decision? Will Trump once again seek to end this very popular program? What does this mean for the approximately 800,000 "Dreamers" living, working, paying taxes, and raising families in our country? Moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, National Immigration Law Center executive director Marielena Hincapié, activist Yahaira Carrillo Rosales, and attorney and migrant rights activist Prerna Lal answer these questions.

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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Hammer Forum is an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addressing social and political issues. 

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