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Week in politics: Policy and political analysts break down what DACA rollback means for DREAMers, Congress and everyone in between

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images

President’s Obama’s five-year-old protections for those illegally brought to the US as kids is being phased out.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced two hours ago that the DACA program will wind down in the next few months. That gives time for Congress to come up with an alternative. But will anything pass without a Presidential push?

See the Department of Homeland Security’s FAQ on the termination of DACA here.

AirTalk reached out to several Republican members of Congress from California for their reaction, but as of the airing of this segment we had not received a response from any of them.


Lisa Mascaro, Congressional reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Lisa Garcia Bedolla, professor in the Graduate School of Education and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley; she tweets @GarciaBedolla

Jack Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College; he tweets @jpitney

Art Arthur, resident Fellow in Law and Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies

Michael Tan, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project

Adam Schiff, Democratic Congressman from the 28th U.S. Congressional District which includes Burbank, Glendale and West Hollywood; he tweets @AdamSchiffCA

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