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Our 9 month series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story explored just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. The Exchange, Word of Mouth, and our News Department looked at the issue of immigration from its first arrivals to the newest refugees calling New Hampshire home.We saw how immigration affects our economy, health care, education system, culture and our current system of law. We also looked at what's going on in New Hampshire today, as we uncovered the groups, societies and little known people who are making an impact all over the state.Funding for NH's Immigration Story is brought to you in part by: New Hampshire Humanities Council, Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, The Gertrude Couch Trust0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff89e10000

What's Happening for DACA Recipients in New England?

DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" has been in the news a lot recently, and for the past half year, Congress and the White House have gone back-and-forth over the fate of the Dreamers, debating what to do about their special but temporary immigration status.  We take a regional look at this issue, both political and personal.

Check out Civics 101's 100th episode on DACA here


  • Ron Abramson - Immigration attorney in Manchester.
  • Shannon Dooling - A reporter for WBUR and the New England News Collaborative, where she reports on immigration.
  •  Jessica Vaughan - Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies. 

Related Reading:

Reporting from Shannon Dooling:

"Why The 'Original DREAMer' Remains Hopeful Amid DACA's Uncertain Future," for WBUR. 

"How Four Key Elements of Immigration Policy Changed in 2017," for WBUR. 

Around New England:

"SNHU program offers $20 million in scholarships to 'Dreamers'," from Seacoast Online. 

"Immigration battle adds pressure to funding government," from Foster's Daily Democrat. 

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