DACA Explained

This Vox video gives an overview of DACA: Its history, who is eligible for DACA, and the protections that those individuals receive when they become DACA recipients.

It also describes the events that led to the Trump Administration revoking the program in September of 2017.

The video ends with a few statistics describing how DACA has changed the lives of those involved in the program:

  • 69% got a job with better pay

  • 61% opened their first bank account

  • 65% bought their first car

  • 65% pursued educational opportunities they previously couldn't

"When those protections expire over the next weeks, months or years, they will be back where they started before 2012: unable to work legally and constantly at risk for deportation." 

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DACA
Immigration