Editor's note

Congress now has six months to provide a durable solution for the more than 1 million undocumented people living in the U.S. who were brought here as children and who will no longer be shielded from deportation through DACA. As immigration expert Wayne Cornelius of UC San Diego writes, this presents an opportunity to actually address some of DACA’s shortcomings – and benefit the economy. But is Congress is up to the task? It has failed many times before.

Meanwhile, Jodi Frances Abbott at Boston University tackles another issue specific to the U.S.: disappointing health outcomes for pregnant women. There are two common medications that could help women avoid preterm birth and the complications that often accompany it – but studies show that many who need them don’t receive either.

And this week we welcome the launch of The Conversation Indonesia, the seventh edition in our global network joining Africa, Australia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Have a look at their website here – the articles are in both Indonesian and English.

Danielle Douez

Associate Editor, Politics + Society

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Democrats call for Republicans to stand up to President Trump’s DACA decision. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

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