Democrats voted last month to reopen the government after getting a promise from the Senate leader to allow a vote on DACA by February 8. On the eve of the deadline, is there a deal in the making? Also, local advocates and officials in Northern California are on high alert after immigration agents hit dozens of businesses demanding proof of residence for their employees. Finally, analysts comment on the Trump administration plans to further restrict access of legal immigrants to federal public benefits by drafting a new definition for “public charge.” Guests comment on these and other developments.
Guests: Larry Kleinman, Immigration Policy Analyst, Woodburn, OR; Alvaro Huerta, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, CA; Marisa Diaz, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid at Work, Member, Northern California Rapid Response Network, San Francisco, CA.
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