People march in defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Los Angeles, California.
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People march in defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Los Angeles, California.

In a bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Alabama and six other states recently filed a lawsuit against it. The Obama-era program protects about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.

 

In Georgia, there are roughly 24,000 DREAMers, a term that describes undocumented immigrants whose family brought them to the United States as children, and who have grown up in the U.S. 

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Valentina Emilia Garcia Gonzalez.

Valentina Emilia Garcia Gonzalez is one of them. We first met Gonzalez last year, when she was a student at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She joined us again to talk about the effects of her immigrant experience on her mental health.