As the clock ticks down to permanently ending DACA, the odds that Congress and the White House will find a resolution before the March 5th deadline appears to be growing slimmer. Jaime Dominguez, CDP Co-Director and Northwestern political scientist, weighs in on the politics of immigration for Latino Policy Forum here.

Where 'Dreamers' enrolled in DACA live in 2017

Most polls show support for a legislative solution that would allow these undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S., but the internal politics of Congress, especially in the House, make the prospects for new policy more uncertain. For more background on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which currently includes about 700,000 including over 35,000 in Illinois, check this resource page from the Pew Research Center.

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Thomas Ogorzalek is co-Director of the Chicago Democracy Projeect, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Northwestern.