By Sandra Boggie
On Friday the 22nd, fourteen delegates representing about twelve different countries from the European Union graced the Amnesty International Concert at Great Hall; St John’s College. The event themed ‘I support DACA’ was organized by Nani Detti, SJC ’20 and other members of Amnesty International club from St. John’s College.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals—referred to as Dreamers after the DREAM Act bill—were enrolled in the program created by DACA. The policy was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 and rescinded by the Trump administration in September 2017.’