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Houston ISD DACA Town Hall
November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The Houston Independent School District will hold a live town hall on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13, and it will be streamed via HISD-TV and social media.
The program will address questions about DACA, which was created in 2012 to allow young people brought to the U.S. by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study, and obtain a driver’s licenses. DACA recipients who did not apply for renewal by Oct. 5 are in danger of losing their protection from deportation and their work permit this year under a plan to start phasing out the program.
Featured panelists will include HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, FIEL Director Cesar Espinoza, HISD teacher and DACA recipient Carlos Sotelo, and HISD Officer of College and Career Readiness Rick Cruz.
The program, moderated by Univision anchor Raul Peimbert and HISD Chief Communications Officer Rebecca Suarez, will be a non-partisan conversation about the program and the impact of DACA’s suspension.
You can watch live at HISD-TV (Comcast Ch. 18 & U-verse Ch. 99) and at HoustonISD.org, Facebook.com/HoustonISD, and Facebook.com/Noticias45Houston.
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