Laura Hernandez, J.D. - Baylor University . Waco, TX, US

Laura Hernandez, J.D. Laura Hernandez, J.D.

Professor of Law | Baylor University

Waco, TX, US

Expert litigator, focusing on immigration law, insurance law, Civil Rights Actions, and separation of Church and State

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program 2017-06-16
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Laura Hernandez, J.D.

Professor Laura Hernández’s legal scholarship has focused on issues facing recent immigrants to the United States. She is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Hernández is also the founder of the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. To date, students volunteering at the clinic have assisted approximately 300 Waco area residents with their immigration needs.

Regarding President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program, Hernandez said:

"While it is laudable that President Trump has recognized all of the benefits that the DACA program has brought to America, it would be most reassuring if he committed that decision to an Executive Order, or even a presidential memorandum. President Trump should also consider adopting the broadened DACA program put forth in 2015, which allows more children to qualify for this invaluable prosecutorial discretion. It is time to allow these children , educated in the United States, to contribute to our country in the fullest manner possible."


‘dreamers’ program will continue, trump administration reiterates

The trump administration reiterated that it would continue, at least for now, an obama-era program that allows people brought to the u.s. illegally as children a reprieve from deportation and the chance to work legally.