Episode SEVEN: DACA
In this episode
Former Domestic Policy Advisor
Cecilia Muñoz is an American political advisor who served as Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Obama, a position she held for five years. Prior to that, she served as the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for three years.
Michael A. Olivas
William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center
Michael A. Olivas is William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at UH. His books include Colored Men And Hombres Aquí: Hernandez v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering; The Law And Higher Education: Cases And Materials on Colleges in Court Third Edition; and Education Law Stories (with Ronna Greff Schneider).
Daniela Alulema is the program director for the Center for Migration Studies (CMS).
Producer and Engineer
Two Presidents have taken actions with dramatic consequences for more than 700,000 “Dreamers.” Cecilia Muñoz, domestic policy advisor to President Obama, discusses how DACA came to be; law professor Michael Olivas explains the Supreme Court opinion invalidating President Trump’s order to end DACA; and DACA recipient Daniela Alulema tells us how these actions have affected her life.
Materials Of interest
- Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA – Michael A. Olivas, NYU Press, 2020
Supreme Court Ruling
- DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ET AL. v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ET AL. – CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT No. 18–587. Argued November 12, 2019—Decided June 18, 2020*