America Turns Its Back on Those Who Built It – The Story of Immigration and DACA.

On November 12, 2019 hundreds of people from all walks of life found themselves together before the Supreme Court in Washington DC. Supporting each other, sharing stories, and giving empowering and moving speeches. On this day, people gathered together to fight for something they believed in- the rights of hundreds of thousands of immigrants that are in the United States under the program known as DACA. DACA, formally known as the Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals, is a program put in place by Barack Obama in 2014.  

In Dec of 2017 under the Trump Administration, DACA was rescinded, making the future of the roughly 700,000 current DACA recipients uncertain. This decision

There is no doubt that rescinding DACA without an alternative solution would affect millions of people, not only for the roughly 700,000 individuals that are enrolled in the program, but their families as well.

However, when it came to opinions revolving DACA and other issues in the immigration community, interesting dynamics began to surface. The most important one being that this rally was not only meant for DACA, this was a protest for human rights and a demand for complete immigration reform.

The reality is that the threats faced in the immigration community are more complex than only DACA, which was frequently apparent during interviews at the DACA rally. These bigger threats involve the lives of roughly 11 million people, the amount of the current undocumented population. These people would be placed at risk if the focus was to remain on securing a solution for only DACA recipients, instead of prioritizing efforts to receive a complete solution that protected the entire undocumented immigrant community. 

In this episode we dive into a crash course of the history of American immigration and the principle elements that laid the foundation for today’s immigration system. In addition we go behind the scenes and into the crowd of protesters that attended the DACA rally on Nov 12, to hear first hand their thoughts on the current uncertainty with the DACA program.

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If you would like to help DACA recipients and the immigration community get the Dream Act of 2019 Bill passed, you can access the letter template to send to your Senator with this link!

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Surviving One of the Deadliest School Massacres in the History of the World. Peshawar, Pakistan- With Waleed Khan

On Dec 16, 2014 a terrible event occurred in Peshawar, Pakistan, which disturbed the country deeply. It’s effects were felt across the world and it turned out to be the 4th largest school massacre in the history of the world.  On this day a terrorist group of 7 men invaded an Army Public School of Peshawar and shot and killed 149 people. 134 of those lives lost were children between the ages of 8-18. 112 more people were injured. Waleed Khan is a survivor of the attack but did not get away unscathed, he suffered 6 bullet wounds to the face and 2 shots to the body. His doctors and family did not believe he would survive, but miraculously he did. He was 12 years old at the time. Waleed now is 17 years old, and today on this episode he shares his experience of that terrible day and what he had to deal with in the aftermath of it all. Waleed also discusses the amazing transformation he underwent once he discovered a new purpose that gave him hope and created a desire to use his experience to help change the lives of others by sharing his story, and a powerful message of peace. 

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