3 Things to Know for Tuesday, September 12

Over 200 flights were canceled at Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest passenger airport.

Hurricane Irma:

  • As parts of Florida and the Caribbean recover from the wrath of Hurricane Irma, the weakened storm continues to travel up the east coast. The storm has reportedly grounded over 200 flights at Atlanta International Airport and claimed five lives in Georgia and South Carolina.

The Dreamer’s Initiative:

  • Philadelphia officials announced the launch of “The Dreamer’s Initiative,” a fundraiser that attempts to cover the 495-dollar application fee for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. The effort comes after last week’s announcement to rescind the Obama-era program.

University Statement on DACA:

  • In response to the DACA controversy, Temple University released a statement detailing its commitment to providing an inclusive learning experience. University president, Richard Englert says that Temple will support legislative action to continue DACA.

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