Academic authorities and experts on and in Latin America strongly condemn the rescinding of DACA and call on the U.S. Congress to pass a stand-alone DREAM Act that provides a path to citizenship.
More than 80 percent of “Dreamers” were brought to the United States by parents from Mexico and Central America. Many of them were fleeing violence and seeking a better future. Much of that violence and the limited life chances it produces for children and parents are a result of U.S. foreign policy and military, economic, political and covert intervention.
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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
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