OnPoint on WACH Fox: DACA, Dreamers, Immigration under President Trump
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - On this week's edition of OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at immigration under President Donald Trump.
More specifically we are looking at the debate over DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
It was instituted during the Obama administration and applies to people who illegally came to the country with their parents while they were children.
With a March deadline on DACA looming, many who were previously protected are now scared.
So what do you do with approximately 800,000 people who aren't exactly citizens, but have never lived anywhere except America? Do you let them stay or send them back?
More than 6,000 people who could be impacted live here in South Carolina.
We talk to a Midlands woman who faces the issue every day and an advocate who provides a voice for those who might not otherwise have one.
Plus, we add Dr. Macie Smith to the conversation with the debut of her new segment "Ask Dr. Macie."