DACA

DACA Renewal Deadline Is Passed

Oct 9, 2017
Park City School District Bright Futures Students

The Trump administration’s executive order repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, called DACA, took effect on September 5th .    The order put an immediate end to the program but there remained a window for some application renewals to continue for just one month, up to October 5th.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Enrique Sanchez

With the clock ticking on the DACA program and no new applications being accepted, it'll be up to Congress to figure out the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children. In this second of a two-part series, Leslie Thatcher examines the future hopes and dreams of one Park City student - who has always called Park City home. 

Enrique Sanchez

20 year old Enrique Sanchez, a Mexican citizen, has spent most of his life in Park City. He's watching the process unfolding that will determine his fate in the states. In this first of a two-part series, Leslie Thatcher reveals more on just one of the hundreds of thousands of others who are in a similar situation.

Park City School District

Last week, the Trump Administration announced plans to rescind the executive order that  has allowed children of illegal Immigrants deferment from deportation.  It’s known as DACA and the Park City Board of Education has now issued a safe schools resolution outlining their commitment to the children who attend school in Park City.Carolyn Murray has more:

Twenty-year-old Enrique Sanchez -- who has spent most of his life in Park City, but is legally a Mexican citizen -- is watching carefully as the process unfolds in Washington to determine his fate. In the first segment of a two-part series, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reveals the story of just one of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants that face this situation.

DACA Repealed and Park City Organizations Respond

Sep 7, 2017
Bright Futures PCSD

The program allowing children of illegal immigrants to apply for protection from deportation, under the DACA program, came to an end on Tuesday. Current DACA students have just a month to renew and The Park City Institute and other partner organizations are scrambling to help local students meet the deadline.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Courtesy of park City Education Foundation / Bright Futures Students

The number of immigrant children who came with their parents to the United States, is thought to be between 800,000 and 1.7 million.   The executive order called DACA, protecting these children of immigrants from deportation, was rescinded by President Trump on Tuesday.  Carolyn Murray has more on how this announcement affects some Park City residents.

As the Park City School District embarks on this year's theme of Safety and Health, they'll be incorporating the safety of its Hispanic and other ethnic students, now that President Trump has announced he will end the DACA -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- program. This is the program that has allowed young, illegal immigrants the opportunity to receive temporary deferment from having to leave the country, as well as giving them temporary eligibility for a work permit. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Children of undocumented immigrants who are brought to the United States find themselves in a no-man’s land once they age out of public school.  A Park City resident is raising money to help these kids apply for deferred action status.  Carolyn Murray has more on this: