An Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) public service announcement video recently debuted on American Spanish language broadcast television network Telemundo. The 31-second spot "Window Washing," aired on July 9 and continued for a two-week period.
The PSA is one of four recently developed and produced by students and faculty of DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media, in coordination with clinic students and under the direction of Clinical Instructor Sioban Albiol.
Three additional public service announcement videos—one in English and two Spanish—encourage undocumented immigrants who may qualify for DACA to find out more from reliable sources.
Introduced in August 2012, DACA provides eligibility for work authorization and a valid social security number for certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. While the benefits of the program are “tremendous,” Albiol said, “the announcement created significant issues and demand for services.”