HOUSTON, Texas - Many Houstonians are left with lingering questions following President Donald Trump's decision to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
On Monday, Sept. 25, ABC13 and Univision 45 will host a non-partisan community town hall event at the University of Houston-Downtown about the program and what the president's decision means for the city and its residents.
ABC13's Elissa Rivas and Univision 45's Osvaldo Corral will moderate the event, which will bring together Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza, DACA recipient Oscar Hernandez, BakerRipley managing attorney Jill Campbell, St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance program director Zenobia Lai, Esq., and Professor Dawn McCarty from UHD's social work department. UHD president Juan Sanchez Munoz will provide opening remarks.
UHD students and their families will pose questions for the panelist of experts about DACA and its future.
The free, hourlong event will begin at 6 p.m. at the University of Houston-Downtown's Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. It will be live-streamed on ABC13.com and Univision 45's Facebook page.