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DACA

Kristin Ferro

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would end an Obama-era immigration program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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When former President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — in 2012, I was a sophomore at Cross Keys High School, a DeKalb County high school located in a majority immigrant community.

Conversation about immigration and the threat of deportation was constantly present. I always heard stories of people who had been deported from neighbors and members of the community.

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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The Atlanta City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for the city police department to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.

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The resolution, which passed 9-1, came in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which has protected about 800,000 young immigrants across the country from deportation.

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