Tuesday, June 15, 2021

DACA Turns 9 Today

On June 15, 2012, the Obama administration announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has provided relief from removal and work authorization to hundreds of thousands of young people who arrived in the United States as children.  Nine years later— and despite an overwhelming support to provide them relief, Dreamers have not been provided a permanent solution to remain in the United States.  Read more: The Dream Act: An Overview

The Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's attempt to rescind DACA.


UPDATE (JUNE 16): DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas published commentary in USA Today on DACA's ninth anniversary.


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