The following article “On DACA and our student and young community members” was written by Patricia Rodriguez, an assistant professor of politics at Ithaca College and member of the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition. If you have an article on how national politics will affect people in your local community that you’d like to share, email

By Patricia Rodriguez

Many local residents are likely struggling to understand the impact of the now announced end of DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program, to be enforced starting in March 2018. DACA is an executive action taken in 2012 by President Barack Obama…To Read More: