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September 5, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

The administration has decided to end the DACA program

IMMIGRATION
– This morning, the administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Obama announced the program in 2012 to protect undocumented immigrants who came as children from deportation. It also gave then the opportunity to work legally in the US. (WaPo, 9/5)

The Department of Homeland Security said it would no longer accept new applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which has provided renewable, two-year work permits to nearly 800,000 dreamers. The agency said those currently enrolled in DACA will be able to continue working until their permits expire; those whose permits expire by March 5, 2018, will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals as long as they do so by Oct. 5.

New applications and renewal requests already received by DHS before Tuesday will be reviewed and validated on a case-by-case basis, even those for permits that expire after March 5, officials said.

– How DACA Affects the Health of America’s Children (Stanford Immigration Policy Lab, 8/31)

RACIAL JUSTICE | Tamara Lucas Copeland, president of WRAG, recounts how she spent her sabbatical this summer and introduces Daughters of the Dream, a blog she is writing chronicling her life and that of her friends during the civil rights movement and beyond. (Daily, 9/5)

EQUITY | According to the Federal Reserve, the U.S. is nearing full employment. What does that mean for communities of color who still face high rates of unemployment? (Citylab, 9/4)

HOUSING
– This researcher wants to show that building more housing in the District is making the city more integrated. (GGWash, 9/1)

– Nearly 2,700 low-cost apartments in Alexandria were just sold to a new owner. What does it mean for the tenants? (WaPo, 9/4)

TRANSPORTATION
– Community members react to the closing of the Georgetown Branch Trail, in preparation for the construction of the Purple Line light rail. (WaPo, 9/4)

– District Extends Deadline For Taxicab Transition To Digital Meters (WAMU, 9/1)


Interested in a Mean Girls-themed party before the musical comes to the National Theater?

– Kendra

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