A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Millennials

Mar 12, 2017 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm
A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Millennials

Speakers

Jason Finkelman

Finkelman Immigration Law

Mayte Lara Ibarra

The University of Texas at Austin

Saba Nafees

Texas Tech University

In 2012, undocumented immigrants won a major victory with President Obama’s announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Since then over 730,000 young immigrants have used DACA to succeed in academics, engage in cutting-edge research and innovation, and become emboldened advocates for permanent fixes to America’s broken immigration system - while still living in fear of deportation. Four talented, ambitious, and nationally-recognized undocumented millennials will discuss how they have challenged the public perception of the 12 million undocumented immigrants through the use of innovative advocacy tactics, digital organization, and story sharing.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner