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DACA Policy Briefing, Sept. 10, 2019
LBJ Professor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto (far left) moderates the DACA Policy Briefing on Sept. 10, 2019. Panelists
Alejandra Apecechea of King & Spalding LLP, LBJ School student Juany Torres (MPAff '21) and Brian Stansbury, also of
King & Spalding LLP, talked about the state of DACA and how activists have helped to maintain the policy.
(Photo by Callie Richmond)


On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the LBJ School hosted its first Civic Engagement Series event of the semester: a policy brief on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program created by President Obama by executive branch memorandum in 2012. Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the LBJ School's director of civic engagement, moderated a panel that included Alejandra Apecechea and Brian Stansbury, both attornies at the DC law firm King & Spalding; and Juany Torres, a current LBJ student (MPAff '21) who has done extensive work helping immigrant communities and filing DACA applications.

The panel discussed the current state of the DACA program and efforts made by nonprofits and law firms to help vulnerable communities navigate the system and resources.

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