Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is back in the news this week as the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments for terminating the Obama-era program.
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation who arrived here as children. But the fates of those so-called “dreamers” are uncertain as the current administration works to end the program.
With this topic as a backdrop, 88Nine recently hosted an event at No Studios, in partnership with Ex Fabula, called “Coming To Milwaukee: Immigrations Stories.” The program featured personal storytelling from a diverse array of Milwaukee residents, with an equally diverse range of immigration statuses.
One of the speakers was Arleth Villagran. She is 22 and attended a small charter high school in downtown Milwaukee. She is a “dreamer” and took the stage alongside her former high school teacher and advisor, Michelle Streed.
Hear their story, unedited, below.