Deciphering DACA: Making Sense of the Deadline, the Headlines, and the Education Stakes

The future of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants hangs in the balance as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is set to expire in early March.

What are the implications for students, K-12 schools and higher education? What kinds of questions should student journalists be asking in their communities?

The Student Press Law Center teamed up with Education Writers Association to offer reporters context to the debate over DACA, a program President Obama created to temporarily shield young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.

Webinar guests:
· Corey Mitchell — K-12 Reporter for Education Week
· Katie Mangnan — College Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education
· Prof. Dina Haynes — Professor at New England Law with expertise in immigration law.

They give story ideas, resources, and ways to localize the issue. They also dive deeper into the risks that come with naming DACA recipients (even those who are willing to go on the record) and alternative ways to cover the story so you aren’t endangering sources.

The SPLC hosts monthly webinars. Find previous webinars including how to report on sexual assault on your campus using public records here.