Defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program: A MASA Issue, Too

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
650 5th Ave, 18th Floor (entrance on 19th Floor) 10019 New York


Many Muslims and members of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian (MASA) community are among DACA recipients. With the potential end of the program, they face an additional layer of vulnerability based on “national security” scrutiny. Therefore, MASA communities are also concerned about the DACA database - a “registry” of the names and addresses of millions of undocumented immigrants (800,000 DACA applicants and the millions of their family members and co-residents) and the fate of this information that is currently in the hands of an administration which is openly hostile to immigrant communities. Join us for a discussion with key field leaders to learn more about how grassroots-led movements are collaborating on DACA and addressing the sensitive nature of the DACA database.


  • Roksana Mun, Director of Strategy & Training, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
  • Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye, New York City Organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Sanaa Abrar, Senior Policy Fellow, United We Dream 

Thank You

 A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.