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Saturday, February 3 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
The fate of the Dreamers

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They came here as children, brought here illegally by their parents. The Obama administration coaxed them out of the shadows, providing them protection from deportation and allowing them to go to college and work here legally under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. But President Trump is sunsetting that program, and now, their lives in the United States are uncertain. What are the arguments for and against ending DACA? What does the future look like for these young immigrants? We'll hear from Washington state’s attorney general, who has been a national leader in the resistance against Trump's immigration policies, a former Seattle U student body president who is a DACA recipient, and others.

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Lilly Fowler (Moderator)

Lilly Fowler is Crosscut's staff reporter. Lilly was born in Mexico and raised in Nogales, a small border town. Before joining Crosscut, she worked as a producer for the national program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, PBS. Lilly has also worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post... Read More →
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John Carlson

John Carlson hosts a a conservative morning drive show on AM 570 KVI. He is the son of a former Seattle police officer, and has been long involved in Washington state politics,
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Bob Ferguson

Bob Ferguson is Washington State’s 18th Attorney General. As the state’s chief legal officer, Bob is committed to protecting the people of Washington against powerful interests that don’t play by the rules. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian, a graduate of the Universi... Read More →
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Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez is a graduate of Seattle University where he earned a B.A. in Public Affairs. As the former Student Body President, he used his position to talk about issues related to immigration, affordable housing, and homelessness. He has been vocal about his status as an Un... Read More →


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