St. Charles Community College is hosting a panel of regional experts to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building located on SCC’s campus in Cottleville. The event is free and open to the public.
The DACA program, begun by President Barack Obama, was recently ordered to end by President Donald Trump. The panel will discuss the future of DACA and what it means for those “dreamers” living in America.
Regional experts speaking on the panel include: Andrew Bloomberg, an attorney who works on immigration law matters including DACA; Cassandra Hagan, SCC financial aid manager; Dawn Huffman, chair of the English Language Institute at SCC; Felipe Martinez, immigrant student advisor with the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis; and Amanda Tello, program coordinator at Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA). The panel will be moderated by Paul Roesler, SCC professor of political science.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.