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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2017

IPFW Holds Panel Discussion on DACA Program

FORT WAYNE,Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding a panel discussion about the recent decision by President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Organized by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA), the discussion will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A.

DACA is a program that protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors from deportation. There are nearly 800,000 people currently enrolled, and they are commonly referred to as Dreamers.

“This is a very important topic at universities across the United States,” said Julie Creek, director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. “There are a lot of questions right now, so we wanted to bring in a group of experts to address the situation.”

Panelists will discuss the cancellation of the program and its effects on Dreamers, their families, and their communities. Panelists will include:

  • Clare Corado, attorney at Corado Immigration Law, LLC;
  • Desiree Koger-Gustafson, director of Fort Wayne Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic;
  • Brian Seyfried, immigration attorney in Fort Wayne;
  • and an IPFW student who is a DACA recipient.

The forum will be moderated by Max Montesino, associate professor of organizational leadership.

The discussion is open to the public.

The Liberal Arts Building (marked as such on the campus map) is located in the center of campus, directly across from the Helmke Library.

For more information, contact Julie Creek at 260-481-4140 or