DACA and immigration reform negotiations

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Diego Rios, 23, of Rockville, Md., rallies in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump will end a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find a legislative solution. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the changes Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Diego Rios, 23, of Rockville, Md., rallies in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump will end a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find a legislative solution. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the changes Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Guests: Olivia Vasquez, Alan Gomez, Sarah Stillman

A lot happened around immigration policy this week. Congressional Republicans and Democrats met with President Trump to hammer out an immigration deal around DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and border security. Meanwhile, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the DACA program.  And on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it was ending “temporary protected status” for Salvadoran refugees and would begin deportations. We’ll start this hour talking with Dreamer and community organizer OLIVIA VASQUEZ. Then, we turn to the immigration negotiations and the decision end TPS for Salvadorans. We’ll also learn about the horrors that await some refugees when they are forced to return to countries from which they fled.  Marty’s guests are ALAN GOMEZ, immigration reporter for USA Today and SARAH STILLMAN, staff writer for The New Yorker and director of the Global Migration Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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