School of Law panel considers implications of DACA

Denia Perez, JD ’18, left, became determined to help families like hers navigate and understand what can be a very complicated immigration system this summer in San Francisco. She shared her personal experiences as well as her experiences helping others navigate the complicated system this week.

Leading by example

Denia Perez, JD ’18, left, became determined to help families like hers navigate and understand what can be a very complicated immigration system this summer in San Francisco. She shared her personal experiences as well as her experiences helping others navigate the complicated system this week.

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he School of Law led a discussion this week on the ramifications of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA — as well as other related immigration issues.

The discussion, which was led by Professor Sheila Hayre; included Denia Perez JD ’18, the child of undocumented Mexican immigrants; Lucas Codognolla, the lead coordinator for Connecticut Students for a Dream and a DACA recipient; and Edwin Colon, an attorney with the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

The School of Law stands at the forefront on the discussion and implementation of immigration reform — and related legal battles.