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Political science department to feature DACA at event

MONMOUTH, Ill. – In observance of Constitution Day, which was Sept. 17, Monmouth College’s political science department will hold a presentation and discussion about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Titled “What About DACA?,” the event will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Morgan Room in Poling Hall. It is free and open to the public.

President Trump has announced an end to the DACA program, which protects certain immigrants. Led by political science faculty members Andre Audette and Jessica Vivian, the discussion will revolve around such questions as: Is DACA constitutional? What rights do immigrants have under the Constitution? What are the politics of DACA, and where do we go from here?

The result of the efforts of the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Constitution Day is a federal day of observance that celebrates Sept. 17, 1787 – the day the final draft of the U.S. Constitution was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The day also celebrates those who have become U.S. citizens.