Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) gestures as he speaks during his congressional campaign in July 2016. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
While President Trump and Democratic leaders discussed crafting a deal that would couple the Dream Act with unspecified plans to bolster security along the U.S.-Mexico border, Latino lawmakers have lots of questions about the future of the roughly 700,000 people — undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children — enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
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Trump announced his administration would pull the plug on the Obama-era program last week, calling on Congress to make the legal protections permanent by law within six months, but it’s not clear what will happen next.
The Fix spoke with Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, about his response to the