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The Latest on the DACA Hearings and Immigration in the U.S.

Experts explain the current landscape of immigration issues and the impact they could have.


Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Houston to oppose the state of Texas’ challenge of DACA. Taken on June 1, 2023.


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The future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is in the hands of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, as thousands of dreamers enrolled in the program anxiously anticipate what the decision could mean for them.

First, we speak with Charles Foster, Chairman of Foster Global, an immigration law firm, who explains the history of DACA and what the legal options are for the thousands of dreamers who would be impacted if Judge Hanen terminates the program.

Then, we're joined by Cesar Espinosa who explains the programs FIEL Houston provides as well as its mission to empower the immigrant community in Houston, the state of Texas, and the U.S.

We also talk to University of Houston Associate Professor of Law, Daniel Morales, who discusses the latest in immigration-related news in the U.S., including the investigation over two private planes that delivered migrants to California and the history behind immigration and its economic impact.



Charles Foster

Daniel Morales

  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Cesar Espinosa

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